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K: W:1 W:Yesterday a child came out to wander W:Caught a dragonfly inside a jar W:Fearful when the sky was full of thunder W:And tearful at the falling of a star W: W:ch W:And the seasons, they go round and round W:And the painted ponies go up and down W:We're captive on the carousel of time W:We can't return, we can only look W:Behind, from where we came W:And go round and round and round, in the circle game W: W:2 W:Then the child moved ten times round the seasons W:Skated over ten clear frozen streams W:Words like, "When you're older" must appease him W:And promises of someday make his dreams W: W:3 W:16 springs and 16 summers gone now W:Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town W:And they tell him, "Take your time, it won't be long now W:'Til you drag your feet to slow the circles down" W: W:4 W:So the years spin by and now the boy is 20 W:Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true W:There'll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty W:Before the last revolving year is through % % % % % % % % % %]


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