Some years ago, before reputation
Defined my veil ingloriously
I danced in my head fearlessly
And moved through raindrops so easily
That defeat, of any kind, never occurred to me...
Today, I am old and unhappy
A product of my own stupidity
I comprehend in retrospect so sadly
That my light should have shined
So much more brightly...
As the days tumble by I begin to recognize
The secrets within time's pre-planned lullaby
The reasons why I cried the tears that I cried
And the beauty of it all in the ways that I tried
To bring pride to my family and friends
My beautiful reckless abandon
Naive, predictable, but oh what a shine
As I selfishly found in the arrogant portion
Of becoming wise...
When wisdom alights upon the brow of a man
It's time to metamorphosize internally
To speak with those two or three friends
He has learned are true to him so obviously
And so as I begin my 'road less traveled'
Fall to my knees and thank the lord
To be alive again
And to have friends
That believe in me...