Oh Lily, you’re such a beauty
in quiet ways you calm my soul
how often cannot be written
You bring to heart rhymes
to lift spirits high
with simple words.
Oh Lily, you coax my steps to be
forward with gratitude
your beauty blooms within
calming the storms of life
which demand attention on darkest days.
My heart flutters with fear
from time to time that you
will up and disappear.
Oh Lily, how pleasant to encounter your beauty
I count the steps to you each day
feeling inadequate to voice my appreciation
but sense you know the true me.