Friday, April 22, 2011

The light of good times

It's been a while, but the lights don't fade,

Memories refreshing as orange lemonade,

The arc lights, the stage, the awful soundchecks;

And one riff on the guitar is all it takes.

The melodies of when I was young,

Idealistic, perfect, like a beautiful song,

Endless happy dreams of far tomorrows,

The tomorrows that are today...

It's been some time since the wind swept through my hair

End of stressful work days in nights of careful repair,

Drowning in a symphony of alcohol and smoke,

Forgetting the cares of life with each silly joke

Surrounded by friends, come whatever may,

Waking up looking forward to each new day

Through the learnings of youth was a beautiful respite,

That made each trial worthwhile

Seems just like yesterday when we sat in that room,

Laughing and screaming in those hot days in june,

Sharing and swearing as the bottles were drained,

In a brotherhood of love, we were all ordained,

Time flew by each time we met,

A phase when we knew not what would happen next,

The shadow of that time still keep me warm,

It makes me stay alive

Today we sit so far away, you and me,

Smiling at our beautiful destiny,

Reminiscing the times that led us here,

The trivial things that we hold so dear,

Trying to hold steady as reality hits,

While we try to keep together our wounded wits,

We take strength together from what we've both known,

And move forward to a new tomorrow..