an 80s poem for my brother

Once in a Lifetime

By Shalay for Russ

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
We were moving in stereo
We were the pirate twins

But then

I was stunned and amazed
My childhood memories
Slowly swirled past
Like the wind through the trees

I had to watch what I say or they’ll be calling me a radical
Liberal, oh fanatical, criminal

I ran

Didn’t think I needed anything at all

which of us is another brick in the wall?

Hey you, out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old
Can you feel me?

You might think I am crazy

But

we are not

on a road to nowhere.

Kyrie Eleison down the road that we must travel

The world is, the world is
Love and life are deep
Maybe as his skies are wide

Take me to the river

Water’s flowing underground

same as it ever was

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