You are in there, somewhere,
There was a time when it was natural,
When life was not a dare,
Just something that you did, like falling down,
Then you'd stand up again,
Rememb'ring the jaunt that preceded it,
The injuries sustained negligent,
Basking in the light only youth can cast,
Ere you were led to age,
Grew a crust 'round you of forgetfulness,
To hide what you let fade.
But it's still there,
You have not disappeared,
The world you were born in has never left,
Nor has your passion, despite what you feared.