Most goals set in my youth are realized
And closing in on eighty, that is good.
Perhaps the time has passed for long-range plans.
There are still books to write and plays to see,
Folks to hang out with and a blog to tend.
A few things I may teach and more to learn.
I’d like to know that what I’ve done will last;
A child reads a book great-great-grandma wrote
And journals inspire stories yet untold.