We hopped a fence that had barbed wire
Because it hid a place of hidden wonder.
Nowhere else on Earth could be quieter.
Who’d have thought that to be said of a building torn assunder?
Inside my head I was thinking
The exerting climb ahead.
And with a brotherly love,
You assured me that I wouldn’t
wind up dead.
It was very late out.
Yet, still we traveled into the night.
I climbed the ladder, filled with fear and doubt.
Yet, I kept faith that you would make sure I’d be alright.
We didn’t speak at
For fear that we would get
But, still I was emotional
Getting down from the high,
Standing on the ledge,
I knew I couldn’t climb down the tree.
I mean, short of jumping of the edge,
The tree or the ladder were our only ways to run away free.
My heart was pounding and
I felt so threatened.
Good times, wasn’t
We liked the adventure far
too much for it to end,
But we knew our parents were
bound to have a fit.
We knew nothing would be the same
After I’d go my way, beyond your reach.
So you say my name
And remind me of the promise at the beach.
I smile and tap the ladder.
We choose to make more memories.
No telling our secrets, we
chose to forget, for a while, the sad matter.
Then down the ladder we went
to be free.
I sprain my ankle on the landing,
So I’m carried home upon his back.
He’s quiet, as if understanding,
As he grabs our backpacks.
I didn’t want closure,
Or an end to this starry
He tells me that for my future,
If I sing with all my might,
Everything will end up alright.
Silently, we promise to be friends for always.
So in the moonlight,
I give him a tight hug and say,
‘goodbye’ and ‘goodnight.’