I hope you smile when you think of me,
That’s what I do whenever I think of you!
How splendid will it be – To have the feeling reciprocated?
Such a simple thought: but complicated are the world’s ways
Even for me, who has seen a few evers and many nevers.
And, as far as we go:
I have been good and bad; testing and painful,
Troubling and rewarding; mean and messy,
Everything I could have been to help and teach.