Over the mountains and under the sea,
A thunderous world stares back at me;
Threads of time slip by unnoticed,
And pass through my fingers to yours.
Today, you are seventeen,
A beautiful soul just beginning to dream;
But what now, what next,
Who is it you’ll become?
Because the life you live has only just begun.
With intent you look ahead,
Searching with unease and dread;
The glowing horizon remains ever impartial
And what there lies in wait?
But whispering gently in your ear,
The autumn wind tries to ease your fear:
On this day of endless dawn,
The sun will rise again.
The sun will rise, and we’ll see what happens then.
The trials that come may give you pause,
You may feel despair completely without cause;
But on such days you must remember:
You are not alone.
No matter what it is you face,
No matter what dreams you choose to chase,
Those who love you will be here by your side.
And this too, please don’t forget —
So little time has passed since then,
But I’m so glad we met.
For my friend E… Happy Birthday.