Remember when we dreamed
Of all the ways we could conceive
To change the world ?
Remember when the future gleamed
In rainbow rays ?
And we were so naive
To really think that we would change the world.
Remember when it seemed
Those early days were just the eve
To our success ?
Remember when our promise teemed
In endless Mays ?
And we would soon achieve
The riches rightly due our just success.
But a simple application of statistics
Should be enough to warn us
Of our herculean mission:
When our peers too were flush with optimistics,
No dais could have born us
Till so many faced attrition.
We thought enthusiasm was the only vital spark,
We didn’t see the chasm till we woke up in the dark.
Remember when we schemed
Of what to play and what to cleave
From all of life ?
Remember when frustration screamed,
With cold dismay ?
We could no more believe
That we were brash young kings enthralled with life.