Days of Old Wonders

The empty swing now sits in dust
The broken chains have turned to rust
Stories of our childhood told
The magic of the young and bold
Charming bright smiles run around town
In search of adventure which cannot be found
The wildest of all imagination
Made by the hands of God’s creation
From the first bruise to the last sting
Wonderful memories forward to bring
Now young no more, I understand
But, how I wish to be a child again,
Laughing our heads off out in the snow
As Guardian Angels watched us bellow
Ninja chopping the waves of the Pacific ocean
Cart-wheels on the beach without any lotion
Playing with bugs and the famous snail race
Swinging on ropes like the pirates we chase
Climbing on trees and breaking bones
Splashing in water or skipping stones
Roller blade rides under the lights
King of the hill and snowball fights
Building sandcastles and men of snow
Telling stories with a puppet show
Constructing great snow forts and sledding outside
Down the icy white hills, the most wonderful ride
Dancing in the summer shower
Breathe in the air like smelling a flower
Wishing and dreaming upon a star
Impossible is nothing, a kid is who you are!
Dreams of being astronauts, flying to the moon
No longer a kid, but I’ll be coming back real soon.

July 6, 2011
3:35pm

 

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All the Things We Left Behind

I just wanted to hold you,
To see you one last time,
And to give you back those memories
That we had left behind.

I’m sorry for our future
That we can’t spend together,
But I know this love,
That it would last forever.

To see that look in your eyes
When you said those last goodbyes.
I’ve lost 13 years here on my own,
I need your strength to carry on.

I want you back,
Right by my side,
To hold my hand
Make me smile.

I wish that I could know you
And get a kiss goodnight,
To know that in the end
Everything’s alright.

Time is passing by,
But we’re just growing older
And all those moments in my life
Are only moving farther.

I never thought it’d be this way,
But this is who we are
Just some plain sea shells
Washed upon the oceans floor.

But nobody remembers
And no one even knows,
The times we’ve spent together
And all dreams that were lost.

June 15, 2009

departed