Ever since I can remember
I have been called.."The river that flows both ways".
This has proved to be quite confusing.
Which way do I turn--North or South?
No, I do not chart the course that I will follow.
That is completely out of my control.
Sun, moon, wind, storms and technology
determine the course I will follow.
Over the course of the years I have
learnt to "go with the flow".
I do not resist what comes my way.
It isn't within my nature to do so.
It is within my nature, however,
to keep my cool no matter what happens.
Only once did I come near to losing it.
You would too if PCB's had come your way!
Overall I lead a full life.
I laugh with those who laugh,
cry with those who cry,
mourn with those who mourn.
My talent, however, is to
offer gentle comfort to those
whose life becomes my own in death.
These I lock in my embrace forever.