The YMCA stretches

Its imposing beauty

Above the grass and greenery

Of La Mesita Park

Like a great vessel

Moored to its harbor

Its passengers

Bound on a voyage

Rich in the allure

Of finding each day

A new adventure

Of finding friends

And the loving care

Of a crew

Dedicated to bringing

Each traveler

To undiscovered ports

And the lure

Of new horizons


Ted Goodell

July 2016