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[written: 04-10-05/27-10-05]

The smiles of innocence
Turn quickly into realities of time
Look at his face as he sleeps
Quiet but restless, teddy-bear in his hands, to the troubles of the world, he is blind
These are the moments that really matter
Don't ever take them for granted
Cause you know one day they will nothing more than a memory
The young prince taking the world in stride with his grace
The young prince meeting the world with only his faith
He has hopes and dreams and expectations
The young will never be all that they dream
But like we all do, they'll find a compromise

The moonlight falls over restless nights
Don't struggle, don't fight, just breathe
Relax, relax, it will all be over soon
You don't believe it now, but it is true
The thoughts in your mind will have a voice to speak with
That door won't seem so hard to reach
The tears will cease, you'll touch the sky
And one of these days I'll say goodbye
It's hard to remember the last time he was smiling up at me

And gone are the days of sanity; survival is the only thing in reach
To be is young is to still have faith in this existence under the shining galaxies
To be older is to believe that the world is doomed; willfully and eternally
Sometimes on those hot, dry sticky days the only coolness life brings
Are the tears that fall like raindrops
Precipitation across the nation
United we stand as one
As the days of the calendar rolled by, my heart grew colder
With each number, each month, the only security was strength
And with the steady tick of the old grandfather clock
It was there I watched him falter
Taking the lessons he learnt through his days, turning his back and throwing them away
Like ashes to the wind

Sometimes people say pessimism is destroying
That all it is, is petty ramble
When life's hourglass of doom is slipping by, it's hard to keep any faith
You say life doesn't give you anything
But they say life doesn't give you anything you couldn't handle
Then comes the day when you see the light
Although the shadows creep up slowly in time
So we feel a rush of partial bliss
But feel the angst and pain inside
You'll ask me the question "What's wrong?"
And the answer of course, will be "Nothing"
But do you live in a world where you're screaming inside
And everything means nothing?

Some say that death is their biggest fear
Well I'm scared to just be alive
Won't you help me onto my feet again?
Are you going to leave me here alone to die?
I wish there was another way
Believe me, you know I've tried
You have to turn your life around, young son
You will embrace the lesson once change has begun
And the point won't be to look back upon the years
And be bitter or the pain in your voice to whimper
But to think, yeah there were parts in life that were good
But it could have been so much better

Whatever happened to yesterday?
Cause yesterday is gone...
I miss those times we had together
We lived, we laughed; rarely cried
The days were long and steamy but it didn't matter
Life will never be the same
It's something that I need to say
Things will come along
But it will never ever be that way

There she sits alone on the sand
The girl in the distance, no-one there to hold her hand
But today this is the way she wants to be
Today is her reflection
Her curls catch the sunlight
The water laps upon the shore
The wind has blown so much, she doesn't feel it anymore
Contemplating the future; reflecting everything that's ever been
She knows the world revolves behind her; her sunny Sunday afternoon
There's plenty of time for questions; but the reality is here to stay
There's plenty of room for guilt, but she always has to remember
Some things in life are never planned

An empty bassinet, an empty home
The curtains ruffle gently from the cool morning breeze
The toys packed away in their waterstained boxes
We never fixed that leak in the roof
I guess we had no reason to
Relax, relax, it will all be over soon
Your overused mind will be silent
That door won't seem so hard to reach
The tears will cease, you'll touch the sky
I can't believe I'm saying goodbye
I told him that, I believed it was true
I guess I could never predict what would happen to you
Tangled like a fish in a net; struggling to be free
It's too late now for second chances
It's been too long since he was smiling up at me

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The following comments are for "Forward"
by autumnmist

AAAH, Life
This is so awesome...thanks for sharing it. It is so realistic and touching. I love the part where you say, "I'm afraid to just be alive."

( Posted by: Serendipity [Member] On: October 30, 2005 )

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