we were kindred once
though we did not know how fragile
were the bonds that bound us then;
for you were only seven, and i was only ten,
and when we danced,
you would always spin too fast
and i would catch you then –
when you were only seven, and i was only ten
we built a castle and commanded
armies loyal to our cause
and we sang to knock the clouds across the heavens –
when i was ten, and you were only seven
and fast you ran, to scare the fiery dragons
far away – then you’d wish them back.
that fast again we’d play, but then –
you were only seven, and you would not be again
the years advanced upon our armies,
wiping them away – and though it broke your heart
i never heard you say, but you kept a peace and offered it to heaven
that somewhere, you would be forever seven
and heaven has you now, and tho its too far to see
the destroyers of our armies could not take thee from me –
and one day we’ll play together once again.
like we did when you were seven, and i was ten.