Under the maple tree I sit
Where I have sat these past years
And think of the people and place I am leaving
And sob uncontrollably for long while
Why must it hurt so much?
The pain of parting is agony indeed
My chest shakes as tears flow easily
Oh my friends!
You buried yourself deep in my heart
And now you take a piece of it as I leave
Buried roots here have I
Watched friendships and crushes live and die
Belonged to something greater than myself
Laughed, wandered, hoped and cried
Poignant this loss
Sweet this pain
Heavy this sorrow
Enduring these memories
My heart is full, overflowing
Rich and deep have been these years
Oh what memories!
They are all I carry with me now
And they are enough