69.      YOUTHFUL BUD

Youthful flowering bud
I am an autumn leave
Of the same tree
My wisdom is available for thee.
You have passed your spring
And your childhood years still ring
Close to your flowering bud,
Soon you will come to full bloom
And I will enter my winter years.
Yet I am your friend
As we serve the same loving tree
Could I feed you my wisdom
And that of a flower of my hour
So that I can give you free life
This will pollinate your strife
With all the aroma of your age.
You interest me with your boldness
To bloom so loving and fearlessly.
You give me hope for the future
And your touch makes me happy
It gives love to this autumn leaf
And hope to find an autumn flower
And a loving youthful friend.

26/09/2003