Take me back to the days
When there is mist all around.
Sunlight pierces through to show
Birds resting on the trees.
When smoke hangs in the air
A candle flickers and lights your face.
Take me back to the time
When it rained and we ran for shelter.
Shared a blanket, sang together.
Walked through the night, lost our way.
Traced the footsteps of an old man
Dodged cows, dogs and pitfalls
And home again.
Take me back to the moment
When you close your eyes and
Hold your breath.
Before you laugh and let it go,
To take me back
So I find you there.
Take me back, to all that
And more, like
The things that I forget.
There is no one here to hurt or please.
And the room I’m in leaves me
Though I still hear the birds sing.