To My One and Only
You can’t predict every step I make;
You can’t prevent the hits I’ll take;
You can, however, be there if need be
For someone to comfort me.
I’ve walked dark streets on my own
Faced and lived through what life has thrown.
All these I did alone
With the knowledge and wisdom you’ve shown.
And now as I tread through life,
Where good and bad are rife,
Rest assured that I’ll protect
Myself from this world’s neglect.
This breath you have given;
This life you built around in;
No amount of thanks will suffice,
My love and gratitude as your prize.