Sunshine On My Shoulder

With each years' dawn I'm leaning toward a shoulder's setting sun
For each new breath of life, we must embrace the lies we've sung

Estranged i've become to roots who loved and lost me in a single breath
Distant smiles in shy reunion when once again charged by a clockwork song of death

I love you, and must forgive the past
As life is dragging on so fast
What once was called an hour glass
Is now a half moment's glass, a single grain

Im with you, of you, and in an unnamed debt
I stand alone hopeful, colored not by regret
With a grain of sand's downward cast tink, I will remain
In love with life and with mercy, no longer bleeding for your name.

Sunshine on my shoulder
Here you are now
But tell me, where were you back then?
Your sunshine feels cold
And I'll never know how
All your life you had chose to pretend
So comes the end

Sunshine on my shoulder
I'm feeling much older
I smoke like I breathe
And I'm tired
For this sun has run me over
Left me unwilling to be sober
And I know my body, too, will soon retire

So comes the end
Just behind it, the start
Will i ever tell you all the ways
You broke my adolescent heart?

So comes the end
So comes the destiny you've paved
I pray that somehow I'll move on
Forget the love you never gave.

This poem is about: 
My family


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