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Hindsight (THE ONLY WORD)

(Kat Eggleston)
Kat Eggleston

HINDSIGHT

When the roof caved in, so unplanned for,

We both covered our heads and ran for the open door.

It was a shrapnel fall - a splintered oaken beam 

That fell in twisted arrows down - or so it seemed.

We should have seen it coming, yes we should, so long in the rain and sun it stood

But the air was cold and the wind was thin

When the roof caved in.

 

When our house was built, when our life was planned,

It stood on what seemed solid rock, that turned to sand

It was small and warm, no castle high, 

Just enough to make a home for you and I.

 

We should have seen it coming, yes we should, so long in the rain and sun it stood

But there was too much fire and strength of wills

When our house was built.

 

When the walls came down

Some time had passed

Where once had stood a ruin, was a field of grass

Where the wild rose and the berry vine

Took back to their hearts what had been yours and mine.

 

We should have seen it coming, yes we should, so long in the rain and sun it stood

That it couldn't end as fallow ground

We should have seen it coming, yes we should, so long in the rain and sun it stood

So we made our peace and moved along

When the walls came down.