Dave Maschka

That you would know peace
As you read these thoughts tonight

That you would experience joy
As you lay your head, out the light

That your dreams would be filled with happiness
That your spirit would soar like a kite

That your heart might ascend
On wings of hope
As your soul
Takes fanciful flight

That you would never know war
Nor hatred
Nor fright

That you would know far fewer wrongs
And many, many more rights

That you, my friend
Would absorb these heartfelt wishes
And smile. . . . . with delight

These, my mirthful thoughts and prayers
For my friends, one and all
May your passions always burn noble
May you answer when YOU hear the call.