When We Were Young

When We Were Young

The days were long when we were young
And to each hope and dream we clung
Because as children that’s the stuff
Which keeps us going when things seem rough

But look now, what has really changed?
Has life been so much rearranged
That hopes and dreams no longer dwell
Great visions we have and need to tell

It’s time to reconnect and see
The best things in this life are free
And ‘though bleak minds will argue on
The truth is stronger than this con

For letters and numbers learned at school
Can be passed ’round by any fool
And science in all its great intent
Is sold as seen, our thoughts were spent

And what is next when this is done
Has knowledge led on, have things been won?
A disconnect in life’s true way
Now where’s the answer, what to say?

The searching must go on until
The goal is found through strength of will
Nobody else will build your plan
It’s yours alone, so know you can

And sometimes life’s supreme surprise
So long concealed from wandering eyes
Is simpler than we’d ever have guessed
Takes so much toil to find our rest

Then here we come to what we sought
The dream from childhood we have brought
Through many mistakes and misplaced trust
We finally learn in time, we must!

We know the choices we must make
And now it’s time, we’re wide awake
Continue the song we first had sung
The dreams we had when we were young

(c) Simon J. Halliday 2013
For more info. on Simon J. Halliday: http://www.mysteriousbooks.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s