It takes time to become a good old peach >
first there's that cute little buddy so-o fuzzy,
then the green teen not exactly mature;
but even in our middle years . . .
yes, we can be oh-so colorful
in all the peachlight
coming down all around us;
and yet, we're still going to get
at least a little bit bitter and sour,
Because we need to go through some
heat of the summer,
before we can reach a ripe old age;
but then is when we can get
sweeter and sweeter
and even more and more juicy (o:
because we made that commitment
to . l e a r n . how to love.
"'Take My yoke upon you
and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.'"