The Drums

The drums of future

And of past

Continue on.

The young boy plays

Out his hopes

And his dreams

Like all who were young

And came before him.

The elderly man plays

Out his memories

At a slower pace

As he recalls

His youth.

The elderly man plays

Even more slower,

But as he almost slows

To a final stop,

The young boy,

Now a young man,

Picks up the playing

Before the elderly man stops.

The young man

Had given up

His boyhood drum

To receive his manhood drum.