Vivid Youth

Backpack in hand off I went
To soak my thirsty brain
So many things to share with many a friend
Much in the way of knowledge to gain

Gone are those days so carefree
Devoid of burden and duty
Our only job was to be joyous and free
With the promise of tomorrow a sure guarantee

Memories so vivid they brighten my face
I will take with me to my ripe old age
Never will that time be within my embrace
A youth lived well faded away by change

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Why must it always be such
He thought walking in a rush
The distance was once passable 
But now impossible

She's always near, yet too far to hold
I'll be by your side, so she told
Like the wind he cannot catch and keep
He tries in vain from a place so deep

Hard as it may be to remember
The spell they were both once under
Homebound she is tomorrow, and he will try his luck
He grew impatient as dawn slowly turned to dusk

July 2021 Writing Prompts – Putting My Feet in the Dirt