ESSENTIALS

The loving unpremeditated kiss
The hidden caress in a friendly voice,
Abundance of a lover’s selfless bliss,
The journey undertaken by own choice.
The granite in unmitigated hope;
Determination in determined toil,
The firmness of the feet on the slope,
A loyal friend remaining ever loyal;
The courage of adolescence in travail;
Refusal to accept the dire defeat;
The grimness of the brave when they fail;
Reluctance in the gait in retreat
Are real stuff that make the human dreams;
Are nurseries of all the lofty schemes.