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Gabriel Gonzalez: Learn Release / Follow Your Light

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Changing Times

The time has come, but you can’t let go.

To you, they are everything: the only life you know.

But the winds of the world have pushed you all apart

And so you have to say goodbye, and watch them all depart

With a promise to remember all the times you spent together,

And a vow to all return regardless of the worldly weather.

But the winds of changing times are stronger than you knew,

And soon enough they’re gone, forever lost to you.

From time to time you wonder, about where they all might be.

Probably far away, somewhere across a raging sea.

You wonder if they think of you; you wonder if they care.

You wish you might see them again; your wishing is despair.

But then a fateful day arrives: a day of words and sorrow.

A day that makes that small light die, and brings the sun tomorrow.

A message on the wind: it’s been love my friend.

I swear I will remember, but our time has seen its end.

The winds of the world are strong, too strong for us to fight.

We were never meant to be together; we all must follow our own light.

And so you learn release, and let the feelings wash away.

The memories all remain, but times can never stay.

About the Author: Gabriel Gonzalez is currently a high-school student, but is pursuing his love of writing on the side. Gabriel was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and in the future, he plans on studying moral philosophy at university while also continuing to write.


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