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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

What I Am

Looking back on a sea of dreams
Summer walks on the sandy shore
When we strolled through life without a care
And we wanted more
So much more

And the memory lives on
Merging with the others
With all the things I’ve done
Becoming what I am

Walking out on a winters day
Footfall dragging on the frozen ground
Leave behind the sweetest time I have known
With not a sound
Not a single sound

And the memory lives on
Merging with the others
With all the things I’ve done
Becoming what I am

Striding out on the solo trail
Single steps on the lonely road
Moving forward on the path that I chose
Leaving on my own
No one home

And the memory lives on
Merging with the others
With all the things I’ve done
Becoming what I am

On the path decisions made
Have been the ones made selfishly
Forks in the broken road taken by chance
Letting me be free
Set me free

And the memories live on
Merge with all the others
With all the things I’ve done
Becoming what I am

What I am
Is the sum of what I’ve been
The total of my choices
The culmination of my dreams
All those memories that I keep,
Linger deep within my psyche
Brought me here, 
Sure and prepared
That sum of all I was,
Becoming what I am

© Fergus Martin
2012