For me to feel like I am whole,
I find these needs within my soul:
A hunger for blue sapphire skies,
A loving look in my friend’s eyes,
Cascading leaves from trees that dance,
A laugh of pure exuberance,
Starlight upon my upturned face,
The loving warmth from an embrace,
A baby held against my breast,
And sweet uninterrupted rest,
A chance to lay my burdens down,
And know that I am heaven bound.
In the declining years that pass,
I find these are the things that last.
Written by Yu/stan/kema