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Make Some Memories
  It was a strong night for memories, and he thought about his poem he closed his reunion presentations with, as he tried to share with his friends his new-found awareness of life, and to encourage them to live their lives fully, to go out and create more of those precious memories . . .


Poems

The Urban Rancher
My Bike
Childhood's Maze
It's Almost Too Late
Little Brother
Floppy-Eared Dog
Only in Estes
Midlife
Death of an Old Friend
Flowers
The Mirror
McGraw Ranch
The Breakfast Ride
The Steak Fry
The Old Cowboy
The Mummy
The Ride
The Character
Our Steeds
The Garden
The Honeymoon Night
The Perfume
The Last Ranch
Patterns
Our Reunion
Where Are You Now?
The Forties
Mortality
Co-Dependents
Make Some Memories
Reflections
The High Country
How Can We Help?
Skybear
One of Those Days
The Vultures
Looking Backwards

As you gather together in our reunion tonight,
And you dance and mingle, talk and sing.
Open up your hearts, reach out your arms,
You never know what it might bring.

We've all changed a lot from who we were then,
The years have taken their toll.
Our weight has changed, our hair has thinned down,
But our beings are now much more whole.

There's not a one of us who has not felt
The loss of family or friends.
The prices we pay for the love that we know,
Are the losses we suffer at the ends.

But there is a balance in life, you will find,
There's a new beginning for each end.
Life goes on, and love spreads anew,
You re-build, your soul starts to mend.

Reach out and share, invite someone in --
Into your life and your ways.
The second half of your life's being played,
And who knows for how many days?

There's no limit on players, it's an infinite court,
It's up to you just how well you play.
Do you sit on the sidelines and hope some one asks,
Or do you go on out and make your own way?

A reunion can be such a magical time,
One of renewing old friendships long past.
Of making new friends, of sharing yourself,
Creating memories that will linger and last.

May magic touch your heart, may it reach to your soul,
May this weekend bring changes profound.
As you open your heart, your soul and your mind,
You'll find whole new worlds without bound.

There are talents within you, perhaps you're not aware,
There is music, there are words, there is song.
All you need are encouraging words,
They'll flow forth, and you'll feel, "I belong!"

Ask permission to hug, don't be afraid to share,
Mortality creeps up on us on all sides.
For if you've lived, you've a story to tell,
You may have your own "Prince of Tides."

Go ahead, make some memories . . ! ! !
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