Youthful dreams

Cries in the night

Red brick walls lock away

     within rigid structures must stay

rules seek to contain

     dreams of youth running free


empty words upon the wall

     equations that nothing contain

teaching the words of long since dust

     seeking to stifle youthful dreams


seconds move upon the wall

     counting time that never does change

endless hours of endless days

     too long years till running free


longing gazes cannot be contained

     flights of fancy running free

dreams of that which will never be

     unseen by those who would contain


too many die and do conform

     crushed by traditions long

death of dreams of youthful days

     things that now will never be


kept alive by some not known

     youthful dreams hidden away

till the day they may run free

     till then born may be

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