In so many ways I’ve received satisfaction
from so many who gave me life long traction
to trek through the landscape of all these years
amid laughter heartache pain and tears
to a place where I could turn and do the same for others
empowered to serve in the same way for my young brothers
and the gratitude that wells up even stronger as of late
leads me to persevere and perpetuate
this good thing so that it will never be gone
this good thing I’ve been given
pass it on