I remember the days when
Life was pretty amazing
When nothing held me back
I was blazing the trail on my very own track.
There I was every day, every night
Flying oh so high
Always capturing the limelight
Even though I didn’t even try.
Blissfully, sailing along I went
The wind at my back
Every day, happily spent
Without thought of a day in lack.
Then something unexpected happened
From out of nowhere it came
As devastating as a Cat 5 hurricane
It knocked me off my game!
No more abundance or overflow
No more favors came my way.
All prospects were bruising my ego
And my only dream was my past on replay.
Every day I kept remembering
The success I had back then
But more and more it became elusive
And misfortune became my closest friend.
Oh, I remember how it was
When many fell at my feet
My life was such a buzz
Yes, it always felt so sweet.
Now those days are just a memory
I wish I could get them back
But wait … it just occurred to me
I cannot go forward by looking back!