No Matter What Happens
I remember a time when each day was long,
When the world was a playground and my life a
And I fluttered through years with barely a
Ignoring the future and what waited there.
School was intriguing and filled with
I played away daytimes and dreamed away
My parents assured me I had nothing to
And that no matter what happened, they'd
Little I knew of a world outside home,
Where tragedy, sorrow and murder could
All I saw were blue skies, rainbows and
I looked past destruction of buildings and
As a child, my biggest concern was just me;
I had to be happy, I had to be free.
And if I was content, I would not shed a
And no matter what happened, I still would be
But as I grow up, darkness starts to set
My bright world has turned into concrete and
I now see the violence I looked past
My friends start to die and my heart hits the
Deadly diseases claim people I love,
There are landfills below me, pollution
I often think back to when life was a game.
But no matter what happens, it can't be the
There are days when I just want to break down and
To give up completely, to throw in the
But I hold my head high and I push my way
I have too much to give and so much to do.
And I make a vow that, though it'll be
I'll go on with a smile and play every
I'll give all I can, help others and love.
No matter what happens, life will bloom
And the strength I don't have will come from
So come, take my hand, and through darkness we
If we all join together, we never can fail.
We'll remember to care, remember to feel,
And no matter what happens, our world we will
By Alison Mary Forbes
Submitted by Barry Weber