When ambitions are laid to rest
And dreams are all that’s left
Dream on and live again
The life you remember best.

Childhood days, holiday fun
Riding horses and the beachside sun;
School days blunders, the friends you made
Teenage sweethearts, the love parade.

The years that so quickly went
The path you chose, when career bent;
Spouse and children play a part
To shape the dreams within your heart.

Dream on
When later down the track
The years step in and hold you back;
Though frail in body and weak of limb
Slow in speech and eyes now dim.

Dream on the glory of it all
And rest well in memory until your call;
Age cannot steal what’s been had in life
And awaits the crossing that frees all strife.

                                             © Helen Catherine Cramer

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