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Clocks and Compasses

byToward A Word©

where are you now
fair haired young fellow
toy planes and comics
up with the dawn
I rode away dreaming
across hills and fields
my childhood is gone
but my youth lingers on

where are you now
confident new graduate
the world lay await
you're out on your own
I chased after my dreams
but too quickly I caught them
my apprenticeship done
my footsteps led on

where are you now
young lovers of summer
you held hands and whispered
and made love until dawn
the weight of the world
came to rest on our shoulders
our love came undone
but our life carries on

where are you now
there from the beginning
you showed me the stars
hid my eyes from the sun
I learned the world from you
before your journey ended
my father you've gone
but your light still shines on

how shall I travel
the pathway before me
will I find peace
and fulfillment beyond
give me strength for my body
and hope for my spirit
the past's never gone
tomorrow always leads on

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