When days were longer and the sun wasn’t as hot
Looking forward to summer and playing all day long
Danced and played in the rain
Running around, sweaty but with a huge smile on my face
Climb trees, scraped my knees
Flew a kite, learned how to ride a bike
Roller blading and falling and getting back up to try again
Yes, I remember those wonderful days
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It was dark and freezing
I was cold and sneezing
I stood alone in the rain
I felt every muscle tense with pain
I didn’t run, I didn’t walk, I just stood there
I didn’t give much care
I let it envelope me, for once I found peace
All the miles I ran
I thought at first I couldn’t
Buy ended up saying, “I can”.
I looked at the behemoth before me
Fear crept inside, swelling
But I ended up trying, you see.
I ran up the mountain, stumbled, fell then got up
Bruises on my elbows and knees
But I didn’t stop.
It felt time was running out or maybe it was rushing in
I took a step forward
And all over again I started to begin.
How far can I chase the stars?
How long will I chase the moon?
Will I ever hold the heavens?
Will I ever see the universe?
Will I ever reach the dreams I chase?
Everyone is in a hurry, it seems
Daylight fading or running out of schemes.
They dress and doll up, attractive as can be
Gorgeous lips with wonderful locks for every man to see.
They try, they sell, they do cutie stuff and flirt around
All to be “taken”, taken where? Oh, just around.
They tell me I’m running behind, they all tell me to hurry up
No time to chit chat, no time to stop.
But I’m not running late
I’m not even running
There may be some disappointments, maybe some hate
But I’ll show them I can be stunning.
On my own.
Jump aboard let’s set sail
Off to nowhere, off to everywhere
Take a camera, take a hat
Backpack it all and take the map
All you have to do
All that it takes
Is for you to go!
She has a vivid imagination
Things in her mind, wonderful creation
Things kept locked on her head
Things she has never said
Sometimes she lets her mind run away
So she can come back to real life in better ways
Love me like the sunshine after a storm
And let me fly free and roam the mountains
Let me run wild with the wind
Don’t let me be a captive
A free spirit, I am
I need to be just me
And waited some more
Until I just couldn’t take it
I didn’t look for it
Nor did I ask for it
I just up and left
Until it couldn’t find me
I didn’t care anymore
Myself was enough
I kept myself free from it
Until such time it would just come and find me
Giving up and teary
Running on autopilot, it seems
Wanting to back down, let go of the dreams
Stress is wearing you down
You’re about to break your crown
A sip of coffee, a dash of friends
Running on coffee now, before the day ends