My Last Hurrah!!
Through a few crossroads passed sans looking back
Nor venture on the odds speculate
Nor feign excuse for shortcomings, alack,
Onward through many storms I navigate.
Else dwell malignant in the tide of Time,
Fall hostage to self-made predicament,
And dream of glories of yet unborn prime
To spend the twilight days in deep lament
Of ill forfeited opportunities.
For sure, this juncture will its mark imprint
Much more than just unsettling memories.
To mark on it as much, was my intent:
Leave to the gods frustration's litany,
To keep my rendezvous with destiny.
Thanks to you all it has been a pleasure.
May our paths cross in yet productive ways.
Your endeavors may, in ample measure,
Accrue rewards of fun and sunshine days!
And for the few who went out of your way
On maybe many a few occasions
To rescue one otherwise dismal day
From the clutches of some futile questions,
Nay, inertia of impending ruin,
Not for lack of gratitude I seemed
To fail to reciprocate for certain
A favor owed. Rather, it is bedeemed
That good deeds do self-compensation make
In doing them, rewards the doers take!