When I awake refreshed at break of day,
When the melody of magpies has begun,
Before the din of traffic starts to hum,
I don my shoes and walk down by the bay.
And even when the joy has gone from life,
I still recall times past, my childhood years,
Full of laughter, free of cares and fears,
Full of friends and kin, and free of strife.
We played as children, carefree in the sand,
No thought of morrow ever on our minds,
So now when hopelessness of love lost finds
Me despondent, walking on the strand,
Remembering, in remembering I find peace.
No life is worthless that has known such grace.