I want to weigh hundreds of smiles,
Thousands of laughs,
And the weight of many miles
Traveled across oceans and seas.
I want to weigh the seasons
And feel their heat and feel their cold,
Spring’s biggest blooms
And Autumn’s brightest leaves.
I want to weigh a million words
That tell tons of stories
Messages that need to be heard,
And prayers stronger than worries.
I want to weigh every unit of energy
That goes into every day,
And every day that builds my life.
I want to say goodbye, entirely,
To the gap between my present and past.
I want to weigh the look you give me
That is filled with understanding and love.
I want to weigh more than any scale
Can ever see,
My own beautiful, immeasurable history.
Written by Susanna Lancaster