Sounds are still,
There’s no one around,
Or mayhap they’re tired of the bill?
Reaching out with soundless arms,
My eyes watch as the clouds approach.
It was almost too quiet, but real life didn’t come with background music.
I wonder often how it will all turn out.
So I must continue on without a doubt.
When you make a decision, for better or worse, it was still yours to make.
Can I withstand what will come about?
Oh, I shan’t sit with a moment of doubt!
My faith is given and trust as well,
I know that for some this is a farewell.
No, I must face this head on, and know that
Going through with my life while still at bat.
At first, there was nothing.
At first, there was everything.
At first, there was one.
At first, there was no distinction.
Then, there was something.
Then, there was everything.
Then, there were two.
Then, there was separation.
And then, there was pain.
And then, there was suffering.
And then, there was despair.
And then, there was loneliness.
But then, there was someone
But then, there was another.
But then, there was change.
But then, there was a future.
For the first time…
For the first time, she wasn’t alone.
For the first time, she knew there was more.
For the first time, she wasn’t afraid.
For the first time, she had hope.
The walls came down, down, down
All over town.
There were cries to stop, stop, stop
But no one ever would drop.
There was never an end,
Everyone was around the bend.
And though I would try my best,
In the end, I too went West.
For this country that once was mine
Now is only thine;
For we did not appreciate
What we had, until too late.
Written as a combination of prompts once again (I just couldn’t help myself…):