You are the sweetest gift life has brought me
Like a diamond that lasts forever
There are many times that we disagree
Opposing views that make us much clever.
Days turned to years of wonderful friendship
An exciting journey we never dreamt
You gave me wings to fly; I took the leap
Everyday with you is a life well spent
Hair will turn grey and the beauty will fade
Strength will perish, youthfulness will be gone
Will make our friendship a durable shade
Till we wait for a mesmerizing dawn.
No matter how hard our journeys will be
Remember our friendship, our reverie.
~ Dr. Luzviminda Rivera
Tarlac Province, Philippines