X’s and O's

X’s and O’s 

Counting toes

Everyone says, 

How fast it goes

I count the days

Of my life with you

But I’ll let go

When you want me to


Oh there’s nothing

I wouldn’t do for you

I’m holding tight’

‘Cause you need me to

But when you fly

I’ll watch for you

‘Till my eyes

Don’t see the blue


One day you’ll walk alone 

Down a road I won’t know

You’ll look over your shoulder

As the cold wind blows

The dust of the years


The towers fell

When you were three

In a world gone mad

Where will you be?

You’ll need to be true

You’ll have to be strong

Remember your father’s stories

Remember these songs


One day you’ll walk alone 

Down a road you won’t know

You’ll look over your shoulder

‘Cause you think you know

That song on the wind

That song on the wind


X’s and O’s

Counting toes

Everyone says

How fast it goes         

© Devon Hanley 2017