The years, they march forever,
Dreams flare, then fade away,
Some reach, some corner of my mind
Still plays with yesterday.
The years, they take their toll,
Hopes dim, then fade away,
My youth, now past now spent
Has abandoned me this day.
I pause, I catch the sound
Of children, my children at play,
The world comes slowly full circle,
I pause, nothing what to say.
Their years, they grow they flourish,
Their dreams, they seize the day,
I retreat, then yield and vanish,
Hope fills their world today.