Please, Remember

Please, remember 

The old days where we would dance overjoyed  

Throughout our simple home,

Where we would become the grandest performers

On the bricks of the narrow fireplace ledge, 

Where we would cry at the 

Faintest of scares. 

Your tears have always been my weakness,

As your domino collapses 

Down I go

Cushioning your fall. 

Your deepest emotions trigger mine,

And that will never change over time. 

I forever am thankful for that.

Now we drive and sing our hearts out.

We stay up and watch the clock strike 12,

But something is different now.

We’ve lost a part of our youth, our innocence. 

Our growing maturity serves us well, 

Yet I wish I could go back

Because I miss when we could laugh and hug for hours

Without a care in the world  

As long as we each wore a smile.

Inspired by the song “Weakness (Huey Lewis)” by Lennon Stella

Photo Credit: Gabriella Hendricks

Written by

Gabriella Hendricks

Gabby Hendricks, junior, enjoys performing in the school musicals. She is also learning how to play the guitar and loves spending time reading. Gabby began to truly appreciate literature and writing when her sixth-grade teacher read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros to her class and would also have the students write their own creative stories.