Highways and by-ways offered me always
The peace of mind in my formative years-
But now, they are in memory lanes
With feebleness of voice and cheers!
Through the arduous paths of life,
My ageless mind seems to linger or graze-
And delves into the cacophony or doldrums,
Undefined in any language or phrase!
Such conditions evoke reflective feelings,
And I am not an exception from it for sure-
’Cause of my search for a vehicle of reflection,
Regardless of submerged pains I have to endure!
Holiday season is right around the corner,
And serves as a blatant reminder-
Of emotional rewards and family links
To act or react as a pathfinder!
So, I wish you the best to share and reflect
On the challenges of the past year-
And remember those without a family,
Or people at war with agonized trail of tear!
May the kindness and generosity you feel
In this joyous holiday season-
Be the wiper of tears of less fortunate,
And continue as the candid reason!!
Garland, Texas, USA