The Spirit Still Strives

The memories are failing
but the smile is clear and bright
The hearing is not as sharp
and more fuzzy is the sight
Still the heart is still full of loving
and the soul is happy and gay
The dreams are not yet fading
as the spirit is still full of play

Yes the years have come and gone
and the body shows the signs of age
but as far as living a happy life
they have just entered a different stage
So do not write off this vibrant soul
or think that they are close to gone
For you would be more than self-deceived
and you would certainly be wrong

The Lord gives and takes away
yet blessed by the Lord's name
As living each and every day
allows us to act the same.