I remember playing in the yard with my siblings
Days when the sun seemed to shine brighter in the sky
When the roses gave off more perfume
And I could smell them from three feet away.
That yard was the world and I needed no more
Those days when the sun seemed to shine brighter
In the eyes of a child that makes everything intense
And I could smell the roses from three feet away
My yard was the world and I needed no more
My brothers and sisters the people
My childlike eyes made everything intense
The blessing that makes children’s lives wonderful
My brothers and sisters peopled my world
Where the roses gave off more perfume
In that blessing that makes children’s lives wonderful
Where my siblings and I play in my memory.