Of all the things a man can get
These I keep ’til my last breath.
No wealth my shelf contain
But valuables for my daily routine.
First is a loving, forgiving heart
To keep the people I value from the start.
Second is an open-minded discerning
That I judge no one based on my own learning.
Third is a wonderful family
Who values and accepts my idiosyncrasy.
Fourth is the best circle of friends
Who shares with my joy and futile amends.
Fifth but above all is God
That I will see the world as His work of art.
In response to the Daily Prompt: Shelf