When We Were Young (The Oath)


late at night I dream, it’s like an old movie, the river island, the island we said we would sail to the sea, and the oath we made when we were young….

When we were young, we saw the moon, and it was not behind a wall, a picture, or a painting, and at times we touched it.

When we were young, we made places in our minds, that became our hearts, and in turn those hearts created trust.

When we were young, joy was one syllable, sung in no small voice at all, and it echoed in the trees, the deserts, and the canyons we saw.

When we were young, we each had a name, and with that name came a feeling, and now I realize that was harmony, something every friendship needs to feel grace.

When we were young we were protagonist in the greatest story’s ever told, and when the hero died, we would say is that you, or is it me.

When we were young, we climbed, and we climbed, and we climbed so long, for to fall would be a lesson, that we did not want to learn at all.

When we were young we were mystery, infallible myth, the Pan of legend, the boys not lost, still growing tall, and yeah it was fun, we had a ball.

When we were young, we called on fear, and challenged secrets and shadows when they came all, and we were wizards, what spells we summoned to call.

When we were young, we mixed our blood, and did a dance with paint on our face, we were not ashamed when we were young.

When we were young, we loved the cold, and we loved the sun, for the touch of it all, made us feel so real.

When we were young, we placed an oath on an island, it lays there still, it better stay there still.

When we were young, we would return to play, after death to that place, after passing had made us still, so still.

Late at night I dream, it’s like an old movie, the river island, the island we said we would sail to the sea, and the oath we made when we were young………03.05.2016 – דָּנִיֵּאל