by Richard Harris
(Jacksonville, Fl, USA)
Richard O Harris
You are wanted, loved, and needed
You are kind, gentle, loving, and strong
You are never more lovable than
When you perceive yourself as wrong.
And through the years I’ve come to see
That all I feel for you is also felt for me
You deserve to be happy, joyous, and free
You have grown through disappointments
Overcome so much more than me
That I often felt afraid you would leave
And when you finally went away I found I was not alone
Because as I watched and helped you grow, I have also grown.