I feel so much older now than then,
But I still sense a childish splendor when I feel the Summer wind.
It reminds me of hours of play gone by,
and a million unanswered questions of how and why?
I think of friends that I have known and lost,
and of all the bridges that I have burned and crossed.
If we could only stay as children and never learn to hate,
or know the sorrow of finding something out when it was too late.
Yes, I do feel much older now than then,
But I thank God for the splendor I feel in the Summer wind.