While some may search for meaning in trinkets, jewels and toys,
there are some who know the value of love, kindness and deeper joys.
For those who crave the thrill of chase, and validation in applause
there are some humble souls who fight and live for deeper cause.
Though the humble and the worthy do not come with wealth or power
they are the truest treasures like the garden and its flowers
I would rather have but two true friends than a room of selfish souls
true friends that share my ups and downs and not hunger for my gold
Each year that’s past has taught so much and although some lessons burn
I am thankful for who I have become, and while I live, I learn.