Top MY SON, DAUGHTER AND GRANDCHILDREN
Bottom: MY YOUNGEST SON IN SPAIN AND WIFE:
All these I dedicate this favourite poem of mine:
THAT'S ALL I ASK OF YOU:
I don't care for riches, diamonds, silver or gold.
Or to reside in a palace as they're often very cold.
You see my life's requirements are very, very few.
Just think of me once in a while that's all I ask of you.
I don't need a flash car to get me from here to there,
I can use Shank's Ponies to get me some fresh air.
I love to smell the flowers that herald the coming of Spring.
All I ask of you is sometimes give me a ring.
I don't need servants to be at my beck and call,
The mundane task around the house I will do them all.
I'll clean the carpets thoroughly and the windows too,
Please pay me a visit one day that's all I ask of you.
I don't take life or things for granted......not any more.
Life is for living of that I'm very sure.
Count your blessings daily, I'm sure you've quite a few,
Wear a smile upon your face, that's all I ask of you.
Be motivated your goals to achieve,
Don't be down in the mouth and wear your heart on your sleeve.
Hold your head up high, and to yourself be true.
That my dear three children is all I ask of you.
Please don't hold grudges as you travel along life;s way,
One never know if you require help on some future day.
Treat others as you wish to be treated too,
Let sunshine into your life that's all I ask of you.
Finally comes respect and love,
That comes with the experience of life.
From the moment of birth until you become a husband or wife.
Let your own children learn these things all their live's through
To respect and love their parents, That's all I ask of you.
Taken from the book "Written from the Heart"
Copyright Yvonne Lewis.