(A Message to Michael)
Enjoy every moment because it will be your first
And one day your last
Expect rather than hope
What you will do next is written somewhere
But not in law or statute
Explore every metre, mile and meridian
Sleep with the moon and rise with the sun
And when people say don’t, say why?
Know that you are loved without reservation
And that you occupy the place on earth
that belongs to you and you alone
There will be many dawns and many dusks
But each day will be written only once.
Your very being is a unique shout of hope
And joy your birthright.
Roy Stannard 21st August 2016
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