The laughter and joy of sunshine and summertime,
The freedom of youth
Ant the glory of being the harbinger of joy coming
Are all yours.
The twinkling of the sun is found in your smile
And heaven in your voice.
The stars at night are pale next to your eyes
And your laughter.
It would be better for the world and all in it
If your tears ne’er ran
For when sadness overcomes you, no one and nothing
May remain untouched.
In the times to come, when you are further along life’s road,
Will come the soft rains.
That those crystal drops of innocence would bring
Me to your mind
Is all that I ask.