As the summer air hits my face

Sweet with the smell of flowers and a secret hidden grace

It stirs up memories long past

Of a time that was not meant to last

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I remember your smile of that summer long ago

As we sat entwined with the stars above and the water below

As our hearts beat as one like a fragile bird

And suffered the wrath of my father incurred

Of sneaking out late and whispering secrets

Of watching sunset and lengthening silhouettes

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The summer air so warm and sultry

Spreads through the countryside like a living poetry

But this warm breeze was not to last

As the space between us grew as cold as glass

Separated by a gulf

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The summer air hits my face

And takes me back to that place

Of past happiness