I only pass this way once
I want to know love and share it,
I want to be free to be my best
And embrace life: yes every tiny bit.

I want to give a helping hand,
Share others burdens along the way
I want to be fair and honest
Words of hope I want to say.

I want to take the hand of a child
Encourage them to be all they can be,
I want to be the cane for a cripple
So they can lean on me.

I want to be a blessing, Godís tool
Take each step no matter where they may go,
I want to face challenges with a grin
From each one I want to grow.

While I am passing by.

Shirley J Smith