When I was young, a wedded bride
I loved my home it was my pride
Soon it was time for motherhood
Expectant life felt as it should.
The love a newborn baby brings
Can warm the heart and give it wings
Each greets the world with that first yelp,
Those early years need all the help.
While in between weighs take and give
One learns to grow and how to live
Seems joy is but the simple way
To judge achievement in our day.
As I do age my needs become
Just one more chore that must be done
And all this wisdom I have learned
Adds to virtues I may have earned.
Here at the end it all appears
Our lives are full of smiles or tears
But who will be the one to test,
The one to know which is the best ?