Cherish those who make you smile
Who call you when you’re down
Who ask you how you are
Have your back when you’re not around.

Cherish those who tell you straight
Who don’t lie, sneak, or cheat
Who tell truths to your face
But still keep some truths discreet.

Cherish those who cherish you
Who realise your value and your worth
And remind you of it too
When you’re rising from the dirt.

Cherish the breath in your lungs
Cherish the ground at your feet
Cherish the things that you’ve done
Cherish the lessons in every defeat.

Cherish the life you live
Cherish the life in you
Cherish those you love
And let others cherish you.

© Daniel Breslin