When You’re Young
means that the stars are there for reaching.
They seem so much closer
and your dreams are just beginning.
The days seem to drift on endlessly,
time has no real meaning
and every road speaks of new adventure.
Some fairytales may hold lessons to be learned,
lullabies still sound sweet and soothing
and life is like an old Hollywood movie.
Life can be a comedy or tragedy,
first love consumes the heart with passion
and kisses the very sweetest.
can seem like the end of the world,
everything fading to gray and black.
each day has something exciting to offer,
everyone you meet is a perspective friend,
hate or anger hasn’t grabbed a hold of your heart.
Love is still the stuff dreams are made of.
the world is full of hope
and wishes that might come true.
life still seems to stretch till eternity.
The years can lazily drift by
and with every new thing -
you want to know why
and when these years all sail by -
always remain young at heart.
© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee