Now the clouds go sweeping by

and the heat begins to chill

the sand beneath my feet is dry

old Summer's dying so slowly

sails of boats breath deep and sigh

they wait to catch another fill

to take them home on a silent ride

in the inconsistent blowing

 

Once again the ball is passed

once again I run away

singing soft and running fast

at a speed that just won't last

 

Now with joy and sorrow blown

like clouds across our lives

I wonder where this searching soul

will find its rest tonight

so I looked for you and I walked back home

away from jetties boats and tides

the evening wind was blowing cold

so I'll look another time

 

So once again the ball is passed

and once again we run away

singing soft and running fast

at a speed that just won't last

 

It's a different kind of day

between the sunshine and the rain

different like our lives have been

since we began this time

since we began again

this time

   

 

Different Once Again

 

It's a different kind of day

between the sunshine and the rain

different like our lives have been

since we began this time

the clouds brought showers on the bay

the wind brought light that dried the rain

light that changed yet once again

cleansing soul and mind

 

Once again the ball is passed

once again you run away

singing soft and running fast

at a speed that just won't last

  

Gerald Nicholas Simpson.  All rights reserved.