I could laugh and scream all day,
play in the soil and mock the world,
there wasn’t a chance of being hurt
I was simply a boy with a magic heart.
I remember chuckling out loud,
at a sibling playing a trick on me,
I recall thinking that was allowed
for as a child no ill words hurled
Even on rainy days in the early spring,
I’d glance out the picture window,
watching the robins dance in the lawn,
and I was a child just watching the world.
I remember being a kid among my peers,
playing basketball to the many cheers,
I was on the bench but my friends,
they were the ones creating the smiles.
grey clouds without notice,
a walk into the room,
the one with the picture window,
the faces all looked so grim,
I hadn’t a clue, we’d one our game,
and then the words,
they’ll haunt me as they do today
your cousin ____ died last night,
no names were needed then.
I stole away into my room,
cried a million tears wondered
what could certainly take me away,
so this reality might not return.
See, there’s a tool of laughter,
happiness dances, when just a child,
we haven’t heard of any disaster,
so why today, is life still so wild.