Innocent hopes blossom with the new spring rains
Vicious storms tear the hopes into fantasy
The embrace of childhood is taken away
Adventurous ideas fly with summer clouds
Famine turns adventure into reality
The abandon of youth is taken away
Sensible actions fall like the autumn leaves
Unseen disaster turns right into wrong
The rhythm of adult is taken away
Silent dreams float on winter's snowy shadows
Scarred hearts remember things taken away
The quiet of old age is taken away
In Remembrance and anticipation
of things taken away;
Cherish those things, which are here today.
Whisper of possibilities
that don't exist.
For dreams and hopes live within us
Until the spark of life is taken away.