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.
Today's the day I worried about yesterday, and all is well.
All that fretting, nagging, and gnashing,
all that worry, heartache, and pain,
all came to no gain.
There was a boy of south
who fell in love
and love did bear him out.
Beauty bars not pain but lies,
hiding scars in Beauty's guide.
Though Beauty's ways are cunning and sly,
What is good foundation?
In a building maybe deep is strong.
But in a person is that wrong?