May neither wealth nor sadness overwhelm you

may sunshine follow in your tread

May obnoxious winds not chide you

nor poverty’s chill find grip

May dreams not leave you empty,

nor shadow you with regret.

May music echo your weary step

down every crooked path

May joy and light embrace you

like a blue scarf wrapped around

and may you find redemption

In the everyday, wherever it may lead

Kevin Dowling 2016