Auld Lang Syne
(Days Gone By)
Recollect! lest you forget
the memoirs you wrote
of friends, allies, and heroes
and of foes, rivals, and villains.
Reflect! lest you abandon
the lessons that these folks taught
and how every learning made a difference
to the character you have become.
Reckon! lest you lost faith
at the hands that molded you
and the love that guided those palms
in polishing your rawness and potency.
Revere! lest you lost humility
at the defeats and victories
that inflicted you with pain and bliss
and kept your feet grounded.
Rejoice! lest you lost the meaning
of the people and their legacies
and the experiences and wisdom they shared
in all of the days gone by.