Now, seventeen is on a quest
Searching for a path to find the best,
A path to lead where you will grow
And find success in all you do.
The talents you now know you own
Will be increased by what you learn
In coming years as you mature
To see more clearly life secure;
A life built on foundations firm
Where what you gain is what you earn.
Holding time-tested values true
That hold rewards for what you do;
So, give respect to all you meet
And talk to special ones you love
For in such words there’s music sweet
And love becomes your treasure trove.
Safe journey to the years ahead
As you will find to where they lead
And with these years in statue grew
When you’ll make us all proud of you.

April 2006