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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