My dear curry and paprika child,
Are you a child?
I look into your eyes, so green, like mine.
Do they see like mine?
I look at you and I hope for a future
As bright and shining as the eyes
That look back at me.
Not without pain, because pain,
As difficult as it may be to bear
Is a part of growing and I want you to grow.
Not without ugliness, because ugliness
Teaches an appreciation for beauty,
And I want beauty in your life.
Not without effort, because effort will
Give you a sense of self-worth,
And I want you to value yourself.
Not without giving, because giving teaches
You to value what you have,
And I want you to learn appreciation.
Not without hardship, because hardship
Refines the spirit and gives you faith in
Your strength and I want you to be strong.
Not without tears because tears are only a
Passing experience which allows you to laugh
And I want you to be happy.
BUT without fear, for fear is a trap that
Would prevent you from tasting the good things of life,
and I want you to live to the fullest.
But without despair, for despair feeds on itself
and would hide you from the sun,
And I want you to live in light.Is yours, reach out and take it.
Tomorrow, with all it’s dreams and promise
Is yours, reach out and tqke it.