Poem: “Driver’s License Renewal”
Dr. Ellaurie did a presentation for the residents of Stouffville Seniors community Parkview Village today. Ron Mancey presented her with a poem. Dr. Ellaurie was impressed and wanted to share it. Enjoy!
Driver’s License Renewal
By Ron Mancey
A pair of eyes well known to us,
Possessions to be treasured;
How can we count the beauty seen?
How can their worth be measured?
There were vistas from the mountains,
Golden sunsets on a bay;
Wind sweeping through the prairie grains,
Restless oceans, waves and spray.
Then windmills of the Netherlands,
Where tulips meet the sky;
Vienna Woods high above
The Danube flowing by.
Our eyes have seen great works of art,
In memory some are planted;
Possessive of the gift of sight
Do we ever take for granted?
St. Mark’s Cathedral, Venice
There gondolas gently swaying;
Stately castles on the Rhine
With chapels built for praying.
Have you see diamonds, sapphires, rubies
In sunlit crystalled snow?
The smile upon a baby’s face
And fireplace pictures glow?
Procrastination I know well
But now it’s time to write;
To give consent in section three
At least the gift of sight.
Thus with a sense of gratitude
Throughout successive years;
Perhaps these eyes will see again
While washed by other tears
© 1994 Ron Mancey