Peering into the looking glass searching for you my lovely
Oh, where have you gone my sweet? Are you hiding from me?
I long to see you again, come back, stay! Be with me till my dying day!
Remember the times when we were fearless and merry
Together we dazzled, we captured, we conquered!
Now, you’re gone, they stole you from me.
You time, you’re the culprit you’re the thief!
How dare you take my lovely away from me!
Bring her back! Bring her back I need her by my side!
Like the flowers need the sun, the rain, the wind!
I’m lost without her, without her fragile beauty, I’m lost!
See this old woman shriveling? Time I beg you, take pity.
How I wish to be with you my lovely, how I wish
To be smooth and crinkled free this old hag face
To be daring and full of life like the olden days
To dance in the rain, to smile at the sun to sing and sing and sing…
But the twilight has come it’s just around the corner
Time to say goodbye to you my lovely, my sweet I know
My heart’s desire cannot be fulfilled I can’t be young again…
Time, you’re cruel and unkind…
Farewell my lovely…
(An ode to youth)