For a wonderful wife

And a life without strife

(Relatively speaking)

For relatives who love me

And even the ones

That don't exactly


For my health at fifty-five

And the surgeon who

Fixed my heart

And kept me alive


For the doctor who discovered

A melanoma, and the surgeon

Who removed the cancer

So I could recover


For California

And the Sea

What a glorious place

To be!


For a democracy

Not yet corrupted



For the future

Whatever it brings

(Will our freedom bell

Still ring?)


I am thankful

For all these things





© 2006 Stephan J Harper. All rights reserved.

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