Words on page to often cry
Of pain long past I wonder why
When so much joy about us springs
To cheer our thoughts and give us wings
Lift us from what brings us down
Make genuine smile from sullen frown
Memories live and in our minds thrive
Good or bad based in truth or lies
All have place and equal share
So give them voice and ample care
The reward we find within closed eyes
Are pictures that we can always prize