He staggered to the medline,
wept bitterly from his soul
for lack of words he'd never find
to describe the gaping hole.
Somewhere in the sands of time,
a boy still plays at his father's feet
when happiness didn't cost a dime
And he danced to a different beat.
But that was years ago -
The song had ended much too fast.
He refused the meds and walked real slow
as he cradled his playful past.