Month: October 2019

Spinning Around The Sun

Spinning Around The Sun

I got the call and got in the car
I’m on my way. I promise it will be ok.
What else could I think? What else could I say?
But I felt it, in my heart, the second you went away.
I looked at the clock to remember the time, 11:37,
Just in case it was you. It was.

And the earth has moved 70 thousand miles since you left this world, and I’ve thought about you every second. This rock keeps going on, and so will I, even though thoughts of you still make me cry, like I haven’t since we were four feet tall.

It’s your birthday today and I miss you.
More than you could ever know.
Sometimes even now it doesn’t seem real.
I hope you knew how I felt about you, I knew how you felt about me
And I hope you’d be proud of the way I’ve kept on.

Because the earth has moved 300 million miles since you’ve left this world, and I still think about you every day. This rock keeps going on, so will I, even though thoughts of you still make me cry, like I haven’t since we were four feet tall.

It’s a nice day outside, we’re all together.
It’s been a long time, the kids are almost grown.
They’ve heard stories of the man they’ve never known.
There have been good times, bad times, but more of the first. You haven’t been far, I’ve carried you with me every step of the way.

And who knows how long I’ll still be here? 42 billion miles, each one of them thinking about you. This rock keeps going on, so will I, even though thoughts of you still make me cry, like I haven’t since we were four feet tall.

I’m slower now, my hair is gone, I’ve begun to fade away
But you’re still the same handsome man in my memory.
I’ve lived a life. So many stories I couldn’t tell you.
Life is hard. Life is good.
And I don’t know what’s next
But it’s time to follow you.

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I was a young man once

I was a young man once

I was a young man once

Full of promise, strength, and will

I had a whole life ahead of me

And plans for what do with it.

That’s all behind me now, I can see it

Didn’t turn out quite the way I thought it would be

But yeah, I’m lucky,

I knew a lot that never made it here,

We lost most of the good ones along the way,

You lose them all in the end

And you’re left with people who no longer remember

That you were a young man once.

 

There’s a lot I never shared with you

So much forgotten along the way

Countless days, wars fought and won

Wars lost too, with no remedy

But to keep moving forward.

Many sorrows along the way, but joy and love too,

Silver and gold threads woven together in the rich tapestry of a life.

 

I was a young man once

Full of promise, strength, and will

I had a whole life ahead of me

And plans for what do with it.

That’s all behind me now, I can see it

Didn’t turn out quite the way I thought it would be

But yeah, I’m lucky,

I knew a lot that never made it here,

We lost most of the good ones along the way,

You lose them all in the end

And you’re left with people who no longer remember

That you were a young man once.

 

I guess I’m ready to go now

The kids are grown, their kids too

It’s been good to see, but now you don’t need me

Time to go where I’m supposed to be

A place where my bones don’t hurt

And I can move with ease

A place where I can be with the people who remember that

 

I was a young man once

Full of promise, strength, and will

I had a whole life ahead of me

And plans for what do with it.

That’s all behind me now, I can see it

Didn’t turn out quite the way I thought it would be

But yeah, I’m lucky,

I knew a lot that never made it here,

We lost most of the good ones along the way,

You lose them all in the end

And you’re left with people who no longer remember

That I was a young man once.DSC05670 (1)