Was an airplane like a bird, when you saw it?
Was a tear like a river that rolled?
Was the line like a trench, when you crossed it?
Lil Boy, believe me, I know.
That this world is a puzzle as you learn it,
Will you learn “As above, So below?”
These are the things I wonder about you. So long. I wonder so long.
You’re my blood, so I know you see
Green hands that wave, when you stare up a tree.
You’re my son, so I know deep love
For the whole of the Earth
Fills you up like a flood…
That runs to the core of your beautful soul, your widening mind… Please come to be free… In your time.
Lil Boy, you’re a blessing to the fields that spread
And the oceans that sprawl to the world’s four ends….
But was a lie like a dream when you heard it?
Was a nickel like a seashell stomped flat?
Was love like a drug, when you learned it?
Did that birdsong fill you with sadness..?
These are the things I wonder about you. So far. I wonder so far.
Lil Boy, you’re my bones,
So I know you feel
The fire of vitality beneath your heel
And Lil Boy you’re my flesh,
So I know you are strong.
This world is a puzzle. But your soul is a Sequoia. Your heartbeat is a song.