Twenty years ago this day I don't remember life before A man who thought he knew so much Pushed off from the lonely shore

To enter life no longer lone And leave the singular behind A man who thought he knew so much Embarked a future now combined

Yet journeys take peculiar turns And distances grow longer A man who thought he knew so much Learned he was not the stronger

Gusting of the winter gale Surging of the stormy tide A man who thought he knew so much Began to lose unfounded pride

So difficult to navigate So treacherous the trek A man who thought he knew so much Was bracing for a wreck

But through the drenching of the rain The ship it kept aright A man who thought he knew so much Began to see a light

Though buffeted by wind and wave The course was true and straight A man who thought he knew so much He turned and saw his mate

Despite the overwhelming toll The errant path had taken A man who thought he knew so much Saw she was never shaken

So now beyond this marked day Through rough or peaceful weather He doesn't have to know so much Just hold the course together

A thankful man who knew too much Now humbled by his fortune Recounts to all who read this verse The bounty of his portion.

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