Memory Lane

I went walking
Down memory lane
To see what I could find
There were old friends
And dreams long gone
And problems left behind

There was happiness
And sadness
And moments of joy too
Lost toys of old
Teachers I’d known
A day spent at the zoo

After a while
I became lost
Nothing seemed familiar
No faces loved
No places known
Like seeing through a mirror

To another world
And another time
My mind began to churn
And then I knew
What I had done
I’d taken a wrong turn

These weren’t mine
But another’s thoughts
And somehow, I got lost
So I retraced
My path thus far
And once again I watched

My own dear past
Friends near and far
And vowed to hold them dear
No more I’ll roam
Through strange memories
I’ll hold my own quite dear