Acceptance


(For Jake)

You did not ask that I should be
Formed in perfect symmetry

Nor yet infer that I should grace
Your hearth and home with lovely face

And I was never criticized
But always perfect in your eyes.

With you I did not need to be
Someone more than just plain me.

You simply loved me anyway;
And that is why you are loved today.

Janice Weeks,

    Chamberlin, Hankins, Rogers