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A Toast

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A Toast

Here’s to each other and our fathers and mothers,
Children, family and friends;
All those among us and others departed
Whom we all hope to meet someday again.

Here’s to our homes and places we’ve roamed
And memories we’ve made ’long the way;
To our losses and gains, joys and pains
And the dawn of each new coming day.

Here’s to our faith in God above
Whose mercy and love prevails;
In stardust and light and dreams in the night
And the wind that billows soft sails.

To our different conceptions, thoughts and reflections
On religion, faith and war;
Apologies for sins of past mistakes
And the hope for good things that endure.

To me and you, sky azure blue
And stars beyond our reach;
To oceans wide and trains we ride
Holding babies fast asleep.

Here’s to football, laughter and smiles
And love like a fairytale dream;
A full moon shining in a summer night sky
Walking barefoot in the sand by the sea.

And lastly, to tomorrow and forgetting old sorrows
And making new ties that last;
The transition of endings to new beginnings
And all that we learn from the past.

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 5:51:00 PM
    Can't get enough of it so here I am at your feet listening to you speak the words! :)

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 6:55:00 PM
    Yes, it needs 2 or three reads to let the brilliance light up the brain. I'll drink to all you say and also tell you the content and rhyme are brilliant! :)

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 6:00:00 AM
    Cheers, I'll drink to that. Nice work, Terrell. I read this more than once for the pure joy of it. Nice work. :)

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 3:22:00 AM
    So true - well said and well written Terrell. - Thank you for sharing this poem. - oxox Anne-Lise