No sounds that trigger emotions, no smells that recall moments
Nothing is the same in a city, not a thing reminds of a pity
But for the memory trapped inside, a boy who ran away to hide
Slapped and flicked, the sting of a hand and finger
Pushed and tripped, laughing at a child falling
Deeper into a hole, as light fades to the darker
Sadder each day that passes, always crying
Disappear, from up above, found a place, down below
Carried thoughts of yesteryear, held on to the misery in fear
Far from where it all began, drove a life to the ground
Failed to see the possibilities, let slip every opportunity
Giving up was simple, until here was found
Courage to steer ahead, regardless the adversity
Soaked in the knowledge, spun in a world of numbers
Dos and donts, following the rule to the decimal
Rotating seasons pass, true as the mighty North Star
A compass points thru winter, spring, summer and fall
Nothing gained, all is lost, failed to reach the bar
As death approaches, what is life without love called

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