What Gems

The finest gem the world has known
is not the pearl the sea has grown
'tis not the diamond crushed and ground
these aren't the nicest gems around
It's many facets have a grand disguise
they are the sparkles in your eyes Oh Eagle Teach Me To Fly Oh Eagle flying so high, you my shining example;
as I ascend ever upwards, seldom losing altitude
faster, gaining momentum, strain my wings to the limit.
I am not full grown yet but as I master the needed skills
I look to you for tip or clue; as I strive I study your success
and know what I can achieve. Smile upon me and whisper
encouragement in my ear. I am next in line to carry on the
task. Oh Eagle teach me to fly.

by Kenneth E. Alspaugh

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