New Years List
I have a list of folks I know..
all written in a book,
And every year around New Years..
I go and take a look.
That is when I realize
these names... they are a part,
not of the book they're written in...
but taken from the heart.
For each Name stands for someone...
who has crossed my path sometime,
and in that meeting they have become...
the reason and the rhyme.
And once you've met some people
The years can not erase -
The memory of a pleasant word
Or of a friendly face.
Although you're not aware...
of any special link,
just knowing you has shaped my life...
more than you could think.
So when I send an email
That is addressed to you -
It's because you're on that 'Special list'
Of folk that I'm indebted to.
And whether I have known you
For many years or few -
In some way you have had a part
In shaping things I do.
I am but a total...
of the many folks I've met,
you are a friend I would prefer...
never to forget.
So this, the New Years Spirit
That forever still endures -
May it leave its richest blessing
In the hearts of you and yours!