What happened to those carefree days
 When I lived fancy free?
A moment passed and so did they,
 Consigned to memory.

What happened to the vestal thrill
 Of summertime romance?
A moment passed and it moved on
 Without a backward glance.

What happened to my precious child
 Who promised not to grow?
A moment passed and she was gone
 With time's unending flow.

What happened to my zeal for life
 Acquired along the way?
A moment passed but now it's back
 To celebrate today.