Treasured (Sonnet XIX)

This life! In fractions of exquisite escapades
On reflection, I recount my almost fifty years
Sacred encounters with others, no charades
Life! Measured, in skipped heartbeats and tears

Summed, in, profound loss, countless discoveries
Treasuries of laughter and several valued reveries
Death! Eulogies and obituaries. Life! In summaries
And of you, I shall carry only the fondest memories

How do I go on during the next fifty and beyond
I will forgive, as often I've longed for forgiveness
Listening with an open heart and slow to respond
I promise to be of service. Actions be my witness

Refusing to go through life on autopilot or high speeds
I will proceed in fulfilling needs and doing good deeds

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