A Life Worth Living

I was taught at an early age
To live a life of kindness
Compassion… Caring…
A life of value and worth

I’m a Preacher’s kid
Brought up in the church
My Dad was a writer of God’s words
The best speaker I have ever heard

I learned my prayer before bed:
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take

I learned my prayer before a meal:
God is Great and God is Good
And we thank Him for our food
By His Goodness all are fed
Give us Lord our daily bread

The foundations set in my early years
Have guided my through my life
I’ve made mistakes like humans do
Mistakes that have made me stronger and wiser

My life has not been all peaches and cream
But I’ve done what I could and offered my hand
I’ve always helped others along the way
And have never regretted the path I have taken

I think my Dad and Mom would be proud
Of the son they raised and the man I’ve become
I am who I am because of their love
And hope that I’ve lived a life worth living

©Walt Page 2018

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Influences

Influences come and sometimes go
Some come fast, some are slow
Parents, teachers, friends we know
All make an imprint on our soul

Movies, songs, authors and poets
Leave their mark before we know it
Things we see and what we hear
We pick and choose what we hold dear

What to cherish, what to fear
Influences are always near
We laugh, we love, we shed a tear
Always wondering why we’re here

The words you have written
Have influenced me
May the words that I write
Show you things that I see

Who we are and what we do
Is due to influencers that we knew
So be very thankful in all you do
And I hope that my words may influence you

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