Youth and Reality
for the days of youth
wisdom rose to meet the stars.
dreams ran wild.
challenge too great.
day was born anew
the anticipation of Christmas morn.
and trust were so freely given.
rewards accepted without question.
dream of a love so great,
family all our own.
obstacles stood in our path.
mountain was there to conquer
ocean to sail.
knew the stars were there in the heavens
for us to gaze and wonder at.
wish upon with the heart of innocence.
time of innocence past
awakening to reality
evolve into adults where
wisdom diminishes to reality.
come face to face with our own reality.
time when wisdom is yet to be learned.
day after Christmas has been born.
stars are there not just for our wishes,
mountains are there to climb.
are not eagles that can soar high and free.
are but mere mortals that feel pain and despair.
is no one to make it right,
we must do for ourselves now.
must face the choices we made yesterday.
learn to take each day at a time.
still come easily
trust comes not so easily now.
and hurt is not unknown.
for the time of innocence and wisdom
we did soar like eagles
mountains and waters
obstacles to great.
No fear of reaching for the stars.