Like woven tapestry above mantle
These words that form my base
Their interlocking stitches
Carefully thread through life's rich maze.
Each individual will read them differently
And make of them what they will
To me they are like children
Each new sentence brings a thrill.
Look upon my words with open mind
Search deep within your heart
You may not agree entirely
Provoking thoughts I hope to start.
As you delve into my life's meaning
Reach inside and hold the beat
Would you have fared any better
Or beaten a valiant retreat?