Have You Forgotten??

When you were young...

Time rode carelessly upon pastel butterfly wings

And clouds took on life and danced for our amusement

A different picture every time.

When you were young...

You held a smile bright enough to pale any sun

And your laughter echoed in never berated round

Etched unforgettably in mind.

But now that you’re older...

Time has gained a purpose and

Forgotten fantasies melt like wax crayons in the sun.

You never smile anymore.

This poem was published in a book called “A Celebration of Young Poetsâ€