Thanks for a family that puts up with all
My quirks and faults and treats me like a friend.
Thanks for the great souls in my life I call
My non-blood family, faithful to the end.
Thanks for the years I’ve had to write and speak.Thanks for the heart that’s kept me young so long.
Thanks for the love I’ve felt that left me weak.
Thanks for the pain and loss that made me strong.
Thanks for the lies that make me seek the true,
The wrongs that clearly show me what is right,
The doubt that fact checks everything I do,
The faith to battle darkness with the light—
But most of all, thanks for the chance to be,
Under the sun, the only one who’s me.
Copyright 2014 Matthew J Wells