June 22, 2016 alanscag Reflection “Reflection” By Alan P. Scaglione/October 3, 2003 I reflect on my life In the past five years All the turmoil… Stress and tears All the persistent chaos…. Hurt and pain So long without sunshine Dreaded the rain. But, in the midst of all this When all the good was so wrong You were my inspiration At times, my only song. You held me and loved me Through such a dark time In a sea of confusion You’d always throw me a line Of safety, of comfort Of sanity and calm… You kept me from jumping From doing some harm I want to pause and reflect Give you all that you’re due You’ve been such a godsend Could not have survived without you! Words may seem empty So I’ll pay with my life When I count all my blessings I always start with my wife You ask of me so little You deserve so much more If I had to choose just one word The word would be…adore! I love you with love I never knew was there From a depth so deep From a heart finally bare Of scales and scars Nightmares and fear Thanks to you, Bella Once again, I can hear The birds singing Myself humming The sound of new life And…I honestly can say I owe it all to my wife Who believed when I didn’t Who saw what I could not Who projected past the moment Who counted more than our lot! So..as I reflect on my life All it is again, today I love you, I adore you From my heart, I can say You’ve done the impossible Made me want to be a better man You never fainted or doubted Always believed in God’s plan For our life, Unconventional and atypical at best But…we know the truth We’ve been faithful And…we’ve passed the test! His reward to us both Is the love that we share What better way could He express Just how much he cares! You’re my safe harbor My warm blanket My burning passion My wildest dreams come true And…when I imagine my future My last days… Will be spent loving you.