A place I use to roam
An unknown island I once called home,
Where I ran away, chasing Peter Pan
Prancing off to a far away land
Running with the abandoned
The forgotten, the unseen
Avoiding the cruelty of life being obscene
A fairy tale of seclusion became our smoke screen
Nomads, outcasts, squatters.
Coasting about the clouds,
Avoiding rough waters.
Telling stories we imagined in our minds eye
With the other boys as lost as I
Others who have told the world goodbye
Together, a better place to be
A place we belonged, where we could roam free.
Finding a sacred camaraderie
Together we float within an abyss.
A horror to some was our underground bliss
Showing the world with each other, we could get through this
One another as our anchor
Convincing each other to never surrender
Up, Up, our home past the sky
With the boys as lost as I
A place only the lonely souls meet
A familiarity, a welcoming in their greet
Tucked away from society
Living an anarchy
Building a mutiny
Each other is all we have
Living here in Neverland
About the seas,
Deep in the woods,
Thick in the trees
Pirates, rainbows, pixie dust
A life of solitude I have grown to trust
A Tick Tock but a twist of time
Where the clock stood still
Living off free will
Controlling only what we could
While being misunderstood
Bonded by a brotherhood
Of a similar circumstance
A united stance
To fight the world so we can align
Trusting in fairies, in Tinkerbell's mime
Our interpretation for us to find
Led by a whimsical narrative, a magical hand
We created our own world
A unique Neverland.
In the middle of nowhere, isolated at last.
The only place where our dreams come true.
Through the stars, past the blue
Carried by our brotherly love
Shown in a wrestle, a tackle, a tug
Rough but stable
Hungry but able
These brothers and I becoming labeled
Each of them part of my tribe
Only our instinct we are guided by
A hope, a wish, the second star in the sky
No one to tell us what to do or why.
Seen as animals, we dressed the part
Never exposing what lies in our heart
Wearing costumes of skunks and bears
Masking our loneliness, our grief, our despairs.
Wondering if we were forgotten
Or if the world forgot to care
A home of our own making
Our reality for the taking
A freedom we wore with pride
Creating our destiny
A land of predictability
Where we can maneuver through our actuality
A place we can dodge Captain Hook
Where we can see the pirates coming
Predict their whistle or hear their humming.
Of magical creatures,
Gators and pirate thieves
Mermaids, Indian chiefs
Magic as our only belief
Dusting our selves with the powder We can fly! We can fly!
Together we rise, high in the sky
With these boys as lost as I
Away from all that can hurt us
Away from the rest of the globe
Bonded as lost, our connection our gold
Owning exactly where we stand
On the majestical, mischievous Neverland.