From way back when, another era
Where no longer buildings stand
To hold the echoes of the cheer
And fun in the sun held so dear.
Gone are those carefree days
Of shimmering blue pools,
Sunlight dancing as we lazed
Laughed and played the fool.
A different time, a better time,
When less was more; each day
Bringing a new precious find
To gladden our carefree way.
There was of that happy few one
Who better knew what we had
In lieu of what makes folk sad,
And now that dear soul is gone.