I am but a passing shade;
Here today, but soon to fade.
Yet this is not a cause for grief,
For though our stay here might be brief,
Each one of us now has the chance
To make a move in life’s grand dance.
Don’t wait another beat to say
Important things along the way.
Don’t stall in being kind or true,
And don’t stop cultivating “you.”
Be quick with generosity,
Respecting everyone you see.
Share and give and love and smile.
We’re only here a little while.