Louis Gibbs

We are fortunate to have come together

In this, our brief day of life upon earth;

You, upon whom the sun now rises,

And I, upon whom it sets.


We meet as two travelers passing,

Both on a path of their own;

Your path, widening with promise.

Mine strewn with unfulfilled dreams.


My genetic code lives within you;

Please excuse the abnormal strands,

And make the best of what you've been given.

Reach for the stars ... I'll see you back home.



  • Author: Louis Gibbs (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 4th, 2018 00:00
  • Comment from author about the poem: This one, I wrote a while back, was recalled by Fred's poem of yesterday about "unfulfilled dreams". It is appropriate in light of a brand new granddaughter born last Thursday, on my birthday no less!
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 54
  • Users favorite of this poem: Fay Slimm., Heather T.


  • FredPeyer

    Beautiful Louis! And it is also fitting for me and my new just over a month old grandson.

    • Louis Gibbs

      Aren't they simply wonderful!

    • Goldfinch60

      Super Louis, those stars will certainly be within her reach with you as her guide.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Thank you so much for this touching reply, Goldie. Much appreciated!

      • Michael Edwards

        Congratulations Louis on both the birth of your granddaughter and yet another great scribe,

        • Louis Gibbs

          Many thanks, Michael!

        • orchidee

          Lovely write and good news Louis!

          • Louis Gibbs

            Most kind of you to say so, 'O'.

          • Tony36

            Beautiful write

            • Louis Gibbs

              Glad you liked it, Tony!

              • Tony36


              • Poetic Dan

                Tingling all over what a beautiful writing, this means so much to me right now thank you.

                • Louis Gibbs

                  I am honored that it meant so much to you, Dan. Many thanks for your comment!

                • Fay Slimm.

                  A wisdom-packed bundle of truths in this tribute to a precious newly-born family member - this I am sure will be treasured as your granddaughter grows my friend - a heartfelt gem which goes into my faves.

                  • Louis Gibbs

                    Many thanks for your wonderful comment, Fay, and for making it a fav!

                  • Heather T

                    This is a treasure. I'm keeping it.

                    • Louis Gibbs

                      I am so very pleased that it means that much to you, Heather! Thank you for this most gracious comment.

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