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With a skip in my step and a grin.
I had no idea just how much pain
Was waiting for me within.
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I didn't realize that all things have ends;
I was too busy thinking of
Visiting all my childhood friends
And the places I used to love.
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I think of all the tales I could tell
Of people who are gone.
Of things that broke and buildings that fell.
Oh, the memories go on and on.
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The parks I played at when I was small
Are rusted, broken, and gone.
Everything that seemed so tall
Got shorter as the years went on.
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I wander the halls of my high school
Noting the changes within.
It almost seemed like a joke, so cruel
That it wasn't the way it had always been.
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As I continue on my way
What I see fills me with dread:
Rows and rows of stones of gray,
Engraved with the names of the dead
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I see the name of my favorite preacher
And my friend who died too soon.
A simple stone for my first grade teacher,
Who sat with me at noon.
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My childhood house is burned to the ground.
My best friend's porch is a pile of wood.
And as I look around,
I realize only the memories are good.
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All the physical things are gone.
Only In my mind shall they remain.
So as my life goes on
I will continue to visit memory lane.
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