You pondered life while
peering out classroom windows.
Your daydreams gave rise to
a need for knowledge
of all things, large and small.
Grade school teachers worried
that you read too fast
Feared for your comprehension.
As you consumed every book in the library
In one year at Landsdowne Jr. High!
Ol’ wise Observer of the Orb,
you are the embodiment of common sense
your wisdom is unlimitless
your interests brim
with verity and wit.
You amaze me with your recall.
Details of distant days are contentedly recollected.
The prose of your memoires spill forth with ease.
Suddenly, I am in your moment of days gone by.
A generous man, with tolerance and perception.
A grateful man, with an understanding, compassionate heart.
Your open-minded opinions with just the right amount of suspicion
makes for stimulating issues of discussion.
You have taught me plenty and I have taken it all in.
The essential lessons of life being:
Remain positive, continue to learn, love deeply, and take care of oneself.
Afterall, a fulfilled life is much easier to live than a neglected one!
Happy Birthday Dad!
August 7, 2020