More weight upon your shoulders,
The age of responsibility is now.
How important each moment of life,
And a teacher to show you how.
Parents, teachers earn respect,
May your every dream come true.
May inspiration guide your hand,
In everything you do.
When facing difficult challenges,
Know that you’ve done your best.
May every single step you take
Kiss the pinnacle of success.
May every deed you do be good,
May all your thoughts be strong.
Good health be with you every day,
May your life be full and long.
Gordon Nightingale is a local author and poet and convenor of the Daylesford U3A Writers’ Group.