In the lulling shadow of your willows
I have lingered
on scorching sunny days.
To the arms of your winding roads
I have surrendered
after unruly times.
Resting in your breezy beach
I have found peace
for my disturbed mind.
Strolling near your icy river shore
I have understood
the purest form of joy.
The first time I visited
I remember I fell in love
with you, your sights, your sounds.
There’s been no looking back -
my fondness has only grown
with every blissful sound of glee,
with all that you’ve taught me.
When I heard you were hurt
I could hardly believe…
Tears gushed; thoughts rushed
to be close to you.
You stood strong through the pain
and with every passing second
your resilience and compassion gleamed.
Now you are coping, with grace,
showing all the power of determination.
Thank you, for being you, Boston.
Every time I hear your name
with pride in my heart, I say
My home you are
And will forever be.