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The ways of my youth

The ways of my youth may be better or worse
But righter or wronger, I did learn them first
Some I was taught, and some came about
From getting into trouble and getting myself out
But the ones that stick with me, even today
Are the ones that I Iearned while learning to play

The ones that I favor, just between you and me
Are the ones that encourage simplicity
Good friends and good food, a good laugh now and then
Are like flowers that bloom, again and again
Someone you can talk to who will tell you the truth
I learned to value these things in my youth

I know that I’ve changed, I’m no longer a child
In fact, looking back, it has been quite awhile
So the ways that I stick with, that serve me so well
Are the ways I can count on when I want to excel
At times I try new ways, and while some of them last
It’s the ways of my youth that are still not surpassed


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I hope you enjoy your sojourn ‘off the beaten path.’

Stay as long as you like.

When you leave, no matter what else you do,

‘Live the story you want to tell.’

And come back soon!

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