The Adventures of Kidney Boy

A Journal About Living With End Stage Renal Disease. Dialysis. Transplants. Love. Family. Friends. The Unsung Donor. This is my life, from the end of a needle to the bottom of a pill bottle.

Monday, July 1, 2013

When We Were Young and Beautiful

When we were young and beautiful
we were oh so unaware
the world revolved around the harmless fun
and you lived without a care
You'd see the sunset, later a sunrise
you'd sit and watch the clouds
up above in a deep azure sky

The songs we sang from the bottoms of our hearts
the quick trips in the car
to nowhere in particular
The longing, the want
looking ahead and never behind
yet looking ahead thinking it would

You never listen, you only hear
and there would pass another year
and suddenly, the world would change
your old and wild friend
would carry a child
And more and more you'd hear
"Do you remember that time?"

Echoes, echo, echo upon the hills
I was young
maybe not so beautiful as others could see
but the beauty was the innocence inside of me
and when I wasn't looking
It suddenly went away
drained from my body, through some
death and decay

It's hard to feel so old, being what some say young
and some would say your life has only begun
but its hard see
when you've lost the time
when love was easy and your dreams were full
when we were young


  1. Well, what a way to stumble on a blog. Teared up at this one. I have FSGS that seemingly very disobedient and stubborn. I have lupus too. This post really hit me, oh how fast things can change. I was diagnosed a year ago this month and it is a whirlwind. Something I never imagined. It seems like I spend so much time thinking about how much everyone (as I did) takes everything for granted. Thanks for letting us into your world, and in turn making us less alone. Looking forward to stalking your blog when I have more time! ;)

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