I have never been of noble birth,
Nor lived a wealthy life.
Yet you filled my days with love and mirth,
And though we had our share of strife;
You gave your everything.
Though I was not born into love,
Or cherished as some jewel.
You taught me I was worthy of love,
And though I’ve always been a fool;
You loved me regardless.
And no matter what the days may bring,
We will remember still,
The life we shared together, and sing,
Our odes of love and hope which will,…
Sound, long after our time.
K. Aldaya, 7/27/17