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To the tune, “Today”

[Composed for a final campfire–maybe my final campfire in 1982]

(Chorus)  Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine
I’ll taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your sweet wine
A million tomorrows may all pass away
‘Er I forget all the joy that was mine, today

Take home all the lessons you’ve learned here this year
To love one another and be of good cheer
To give your best effort in all that you try
And leave a smile as you pass by


Look well at the faces here gathered around
With them you have laughed
And with them you have frowned
Remember those friends that you made through the year
And thank God for the times we’ve had here


I know I will miss you when you head for home
I pray God be with you wherever you roam
Be strong and upstanding when you meet with strife
Let Camp Deerwoode be part of your life