Once I would smile at the sound of rain
I would feel the sting of pain.
Life embraced me with all its warmth and light,
Stars shone too brightly at night.
Once I would bask under the rising sun
And dream of the deep, blue sea.
I would gaze at the high, clear sky
Imagine it talking to me.
Life was a tale
With cheerful songs and melting hearts.
With dreamy eyes and sleepless nights,
Full of desire, hope, and art.
There was nothing I couldn’t do,
There was nothing I couldn’t get.
I was invincible,
As powerful and calm as death.
I weighed my highs and lows,
Like building blocks and bricks.
To make a little home,
With smiles, tears, cement, and sticks.
My little home grew with me,
So much so that I was, sometimes, lost.
But, relieved, nonetheless
Wherever I went, I knew I was home.