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That snapchat filter will always linger
And never fade...
Those cute ears will remain
The same in that frame
A static image of humor and fun
Not didactic in any way
Except to say
I am here and forever young...
Forever Young**
Written and arranged and recorded by:
Bob Dylan

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.
**Forever Young**
Written and arranged by:
Bob Dylan
Brandon Mar 2016
Every night is another session of inception
My mind distorts and alters my perception
What-if scenarios now a trained intercession
Is it me? Is it my views or my skin complexion?
Took a long time to reply, that's fine
It's all good, it's all good Mrs. Fine wine
Girl, I'm back for a few more rounds
No complications; this a "stress free" sound
Everything rides the windy coasters
While I try to cross life into a beautiful floater
I've thought about my golden childhood
"Why can't the world be like your childhood?"
No pain, no drama, no confrontations
Such a chilling sensation down my spine
Now all people wanna do is smoke and drink
I didn't think illusions would make us sink
This is just a few thoughts that my mind electrifies here and there. Have you ever wondered why you waste so much time and potential on people who don't deserve it? Part of me believes that it's because deep down inside, you want to prove yourself wrong (more than anybody else). I'd be lying if I said I was never one of those people.
When we are born, we all have the option to decide
To decide on what the world will call us
Or what the world will see when people speak our name
No amount of box building by others can contain the destiny we decide upon
We are given words and phrases
Colours and shapes
Tools to build a grand palace,
In places some would only see a tomb.
Our constant encounters should never be seen as tragic heartbreak
Rather as a ***** in the soul that allows room for expansion

When we were born we only knew love
Like language, hate was foreign to us
All we craved were hugs and kisses
And ample time to turn giggles into laughter
We concentrated on today because we didn't know the person called Tomorrow and Yesterday had already left with all its toys
We were engrossed in all things that brought joy

When we were young statements never did any harm
For it was the unspoken cues that we tuned into
The smile even when mother said not to stay up
Or the extra pocket money when dad said you could not get any chocolates
Body language was our mode of communication
As our souls touched people beyond racial and cultural lines

When we were young the adults called us naïve
Because we believed in the tooth fairy and Cinderella was a close friend
Where witches weren't always evil
And peaches carried little boys
The adults would find ways to say "Stop dreaming"
Because they didn't understand how we could be doctors and athletes and poets at the same time
See we were boundless
Pregnant with potential and faith

So don't be shocked when your body ages and your soul remains a little curious five year old
You were never meant to grow up
You were only destined for your soul to mature in ways that make room for more creativity and laughter
You are not an outcast or an outlier
You are the ocean
Your strength both terrifies and amazes
A constant body of change, that stays true to the things it holds dear.

So let your spirit grow
Let your spirit stay young
For your spirit is as vast as the ocean
Previously published on personal blog memoirsofavirginprostitute.blogspot.com
AmateurPoet Apr 2015
There's nothing wrong with being childish. Why not more often?
I believe that everyone has an inner child and they should release it more often so they can live a full, happy, while life.
Elena Ramos Jun 2014
Life is a Beautiful Dream
Psychodelic music trembles the soul
Lost in the moment, dancing all over the floor
And i will be in my world
I will be like a Ghost
Pretending to be Forever Young...
Instagram: elena1ramos

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