£ Oh sweet bird of youth, when did you slip away?
When we were young, it was not clear that you might leave one day.
€ We had such times on your great wings those days indeed did fly.
And now you’re gone we can’t recall just when you passed us by.
£ On those strong wings, how we did soar with strength, fine looks and pluck.
They teased with hope, they offered wealth and they offered luck.
€ Now as we pine the hours, musing on our loss,
We grasp at straws to find that strength, that health, that vibrant gloss.
£ While moving on without you, brings us to tear,
Knowing you will not return……leaves us in fear.
€ Oh, please return, old friend of youth,
Without you now we face the truth.
£ Like you one day we’ll slip away,
Our time here gone, with dreams of yesterday.
Dedicated to all those who have gone before us.
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