Is the sky much bluer over there
than it is here?
Will the wind still whisper its secrets
in my ear?
Do their smiles ring truer
than the ones I’ve always known?
Is the world really so different
now that I am grown?
Is the view more beautiful
from above than it is below?
Does the sea smell as glorious
as you keep telling me so?
I wish I could bottle it all up,
take it back home with me,
treasure it, remember it
carve it in memory
For as the years have gone by,
I seem to have forgotten
all the beauty life once showed me.
How could memory be so wanton?
So show me those places again,
take me there with you
I wish to see it all again –
the world I once knew.
4 thoughts on “The World I Knew”
So lovely and true for me. I especially like the last part–“I wish to see it all again–the world I once knew.”
It’s interesting now our memories seem to change, or even kinda get faded at times (at least for me) and it’s nice to see those places we loved again and feel, hopefully, similar feelings, again.
Thank you for the reblog 🙂
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A must read–reminds me of a past long ago but not long forgotten…