The need to share these words
It shakes me, causes a stir
As I sit by a campfire
Adoring this young group of strength
This, their big Ranch adventure
While destiny lay covered by shadows
The light of a long life shaded
By terminal diagnosis in youth
Most will not live beyond their teens, but
Watch these youngsters closely
You'd never guess their fate
They share, relate, uplift

The emotions of every witness
Are lifted as these brave spirits
Give their all, pressing onward
Until the flame flickers
Just before midnight
Eyelids weighted
Rest required

Awake early the next morn
Eager to meet the new day
Breakfast is served in variety
Some eat well, others pick
Parents and Ranch-hands spur them on

ATV and horseback riding trails await
All smiles and giggles
Squeals of laughter abound
This is perspective

It is joyous to participate
Attempt to inspire

Day two
Sunlight fades
You would know
My place is to assist
I am not
The inspiration
Nor the encouragement

It shakes me, causes a stir
As I sit by a campfire
Adoring this group
Who constantly show
Strength in spirit
Gifts on display
*August 3, 2014*
Written by VegasPoet
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