we were full of cheer
smiling, eyes bright,
we dashed ahead into the future.
To see the world in her face,
Eternity in her gait.
Walk a million miles in one pace,
And say the universe in one phrase.
O, To live in a world that was simpler.
Where one’s only concern is today.
Where love is true and straight,
Where the word hate is unheard of.
Do not spare me from pain, so that I may become stronger.
Do not spare me from loneliness, so that I may be independent.
Do not spare me from sadness, so that I may appreciate happiness.
Do not spare me from harsh words, so that I may learn to speak kindly.
I have something to say.
Something I want to say,
something I really want to say.