I hope to always have the strength
To help a friend in need
To hold the trembling hand
Of one who cannot stand
If you think a house is strong
Test the ground it’s built upon
If it’s shallow lines, sand-drawn
It’s unlikely to last long
I hope to always have the patience
To withstand life’s irritations
With an even-tempered grace
No rush and race, a steady pace
If you find the journey long
Find a rhythm, hum a song
Be the place where you belong
Find what’s worth focusing on
I hope to always have the love
To be as gentle as a dove
And if I’m forced to form a fist
To don a velvet glove thereon
I hope to always have the wisdom
The eloquence, and optimism
All balanced out with reason
To adapt to every season
But because it’s sure I won’t
Forgiveness too, for when I don’t
So too for others, not with guilt to haunt
The saying “Sweet revenge,” I don’t condone
About The Author:
Originally from the United States, Braden Laster now resides in the mythical land of Finland, following his “Great Migration” halfway across the world. Other than learning a mysterious elvish language, his days are often spent writing poetry, fiction, and occasionally other things. Reading, researching, and pondering are other frequent pastimes.
He also enjoys having in-depth conversations on subjects such as psychology and philosophy. If you ever cross his path, say hi! He’d love to chat with you over coffee. Braden lives in a comfy apartment with his amazing wife and their two cats.
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