The young man was languishing
In a diaper, as he was laying
on the hospital bed in the home
having discarded his prosthetic leg
carelessly in the wheelchair.
He was watching mechanic shows
And dreaming of going back to work.
Envisioning joining others
And doing something of societal worth.
There are few indicators he’ll ever leave
And he shows his bravery in his voice.
An intelligent mind, and keen outlook
Coming through in strong friendly chords,
But even for him, reality must rear her awful head
Of does he know that gratefulness leads to connection.
And connection leads to happiness.
And happiness makes life worth living.
Oh he must know. And his connection
on Earth is with the staff
which ripples out to their other patients
and their families
and the families of their families.
And he has great worth.