From the joy of being alive through the days of falling in love, raising a family, finding faithquestioning and living itchanging, maturing, and finally facing lifes closure, this book of poetry presents it all. Then, in case that isnt enough, a bevy of songs are added to express life yet another way. There is joy: The laughter started way down low, Maybe in my great big toe Contemplation: A wing-ed bird chirps out the first dawn call And soon pink sky is flooded with the sound. . . Love: Spray bounced off the strictest cliffs, Coating briefly lovers lips Lifes changes: The emptiness the quiet space The laughter gone Some other place Faith: I am no longer my own, but Thine. Put me to what Thou wilt. Rank me with whom Thou wilt. And facing lifes closure: Fine old house, We have outlived them all And you shall remain When I am gone. Then you will fill again. You will never be alone. Then, after the poetry, comes music of faith and life that ends on this spirited note: Kick up your heels, baby! Life is to be lived! Itll take all you can give, So kick, kick, kick! Kick up your heels, baby!