I thank you for your friendship,
for the radiance of you smile.
I thank you for always going,
the extra mile.

I thank you for giving unto me,
each day, the sunshine.
For the thoughts of you that
sometimes causes my words to rhyme.

I thank you for the laughter
that has removed some tears.
And for listening to my silence
throughout the passing years.

I thank you for your inspiration and love.
That surely must have been
sent from above.

--:Martha Duke Manley