My Grandfather and Grandmother, my younger brother and me, many years ago.... My Grandmother was quite inspirational in my poem below...
I have an appointment with my rheumatologist at 2:00 this afternoon to go over the results of bloodwork taken earlier. We will discuss his diagnosis of my skin condition and what the intended treatment will be. I've waited for a long time for someone to really take an interest in getting to the root of the problem and after taking close to thirty years, this Doctor has taken that interest in finding the problem and he then intends to treat it. How nice to know that I have three doctors who really want to help me. My primary care physician initiated the knee specialist that will hack off my old knees and install new ones and if the Rheumatologist defeats my skin ailment, I'll be like a new guy! (forget the two heart attacks I already experienced at 46) I plan on living a long time to complete a bunch of promises I've made to two that are very important in my life. God and Vick! Below is an excerpt from my book, "Poetry From the Heart"... read it and think about the meaning.....but ultimately, enjoy...
We are all the forefathers of a still unborn generation to come,
for in retrospect, we now look gratefully to those who came before us,
as we consider them the pioneers of our daily lives from years ago,
likewise, I suppose, they thought the same of generations before them.
It is no different those years ago, nor in the future years to come,
for tomorrows adventures will be truly yesterday’s histories today,
and we will all be instrumental in the creation of all those memories,
as we simply live our lives without giving second thought of it.
We must strive to live exemplary examples of truly faithful friendships,
and in the end, what else might we pride the existence of ourselves,
for you may amass a multitude of monetary wealth and prestige,
but when our time here has ended, no amount of wealth will shine,
yet good deeds and true friendships will light the darkest of nights.
Live doing well toward another and enrich their lives by being a friend,
learn from another, that we may then pass this knowledge to all in need,
help one in need, for as a life is saved, it is destined to reflect on another,
enjoy the friendship of those near you and share life as a luxurious party,
give freely, a love you feel, for the love of another may hang in the balance.
Go forth with joy and plant seeds of happiness in the lives God created,
for as sunshine begins as a glow upon the distant horizon each morning,
so too will the growth of happiness take over the darkness in those lives,