I remember fondly days of yore
When you were just a lad...
The joy of this Mother's heart,
The pride of dear ol' Dad.
With curls and dimples, twinkling eyes,
You sailed through my heart and life,
And in your wake left tears and smiles...
So soon you took a wife.
I ponder future scenes also,
(I don't know that I should)
When you'll recall with tears and smiles
YOUR children's childhoods.
Yes! Lindsey, Brandon, Haley too,
Will soon be Pas and Mas,
For time flies by and soon you'll hear,
"I wuv you so Gampa!"
But the past is merely memories
And the future's but a dream.
'Tis futile, Son, to dwell on these,
A waste, or so it seems!
So forget the unchangeable past
That echoes, "'Tis done, 'tis done!"
And forget the unknowable future
With its dreams that may not come.
Yet, one last piece of wisdom
I'll impart to thee, my Son,
Forget also the present...
'Cause you ain't gettin' one!
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