Once happiness touched me and I am sure
anyone never will take it from me.
Its touch has branded me with a living fire,
impregnating me with so stellar a light
only very few of us have been afforded to.
I am sure that for life and yet beyond its borders
we will remain cherished by the joy and beauty,
for ours were some days of pure hearted a love.
Published in Red Wolf Journal, January 20, 2016.