by William Bednar
Have you ever loved a heart that's lost?
Or travelled to a land that never was?
Perhaps your shadow smiled at you once,
And you weren't confused because
You hadn't stopped believing
Adventure's there for you to find.
But as you grew you met the world
and daydreams slowly 'scaped your mind.
You soon forgot to see the stars as equals.
but in your memory hides a rhyme
You never really lost,
Though it gathered dust with time.
So if you really look when troubled,
You'll find that you've been chasing shadows
Of people you have since forgot,
Though they reside inside the hallows
Of your lonely, child's heart
And run along your aging spine.
If you ever spot one, ask
"Is this shadow yours, or mine?"
I have been very busy this past few days and will continue to be over the next, so I am highlighting a few of the many poems my twenty year old son has written over the past years. He has always been and always will be a poet. I remember having him read and recite his first poem in kindergarten (I home-schooled then) and he took to it like a fish to water. I am compiling his poems and some of my photography for a personal book on my Mac and will be sharing a few of them here now and again.