LIFE GOES ON
The day that Hasegawa's burned down, a wave of disbelief washed over the town.
How could it be gone after all these years?
Then the anger settled in, who was guilty of this mortal sin,
who among us could commit such a crime?
Some people stared and some people cried, it felt a little like a friend had died,
and everybody knew inside that it would never be the same,
but life goes on.
It was arson, there was no doubt and though they tried their best to put the fire out
the fierceness of the flames kept turning them back.
And when the morning sun rose up out of the sea, there was nothing left but a memory
every rainbow color charred to black.
As the years roll by and our children grow, it's a memory they'll sadly never know
but by then they'll have memories of their own.
Then one day one of theirs will die, and some will stare and some will cry
and just like us, they'll wonder where the years have flown.