Memories Echo

by jimowensjr

Memories echo

across the years.

Who are these boys,

now shedding tears?

 

Chasing dreams,

eager boys of yore,

no longer those,

we were before;

 

Crowned our heads,

some shocking white,

our faces etched,

our fading sight;

 

Gone our youth,

slow setting sun,

my grieving friend,

he comes undone;

 

A mournful dirge

the trumpet blows,

for that moment

no man knows;

 

Time will give

and take away,

Now wondering what

I should say;

 

Footprints fading,

by ocean’s tide,

from this storm,

we cannot hide;

 

We say hello.

with warm embrace

and then goodbye

A smiling face;

 

And turn about,

back to our chores,

no longer those,

we were before.

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