Illuminated Presence

To say what is already known,
There is a light in you, now grown,
Those you have illuminated with presence,
Something very unique within your essence,
You’ve learned so much and come so far,
A love expanding as a light, as a star,
The reason I haven’t lost my way,
Close and caring in the thoughts you say,
You have been with me; a guide, a friend,
Inspiration to write with a pen,
Encouragement during times of sadness,
Showing kindness in that, & hope in this,
A thought to a word, a word to an action,
I’ll honor who you are in reaction.