I never thought that I would find

That special chocolate treat as mine

Although I’d hoped from time to time

It just seemed not in my design.


Then one more chance was given me

All wrapped it seemed the same you see

But once was opened it did free

A golden twinkle magically.


This prize I’d got did soon impart

New journeys for my mind and heart

And gave such joy right from the start

While tearing not one thing apart.


So bright this ticket shines I know

Its sparkle makes us smile so

Watch closely as it starts to glow

For a great depth will surely show.


Oh such a gift did I unfold

So blessed was I to have been sold

And with firm grip I will now hold

For it is like no other gold.


                                                        For Charlie

                                                        Love, Dad


                                                        2006