Poetry by Jeff Green

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All we need to know

by cricketjeff on October 2, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

So little time is left for us and so
We should not stand apart from all that we
See standing on the borders of the sea
No more than that is all we need to know

Forego those dreams that you cannot forgo
Heart-felt and true they live inside your heart
Apart you die and all will fall apart
No more than that is all we need to know

Although we must, we know we can’t; although
Some people seem to hold that final sum
Dumb luck insists they keep the secret dumb
No more than that is all we need to know

So little time is left for us and so
No more than that is all we need to know

Author notes

A Shadow Echo Sonnet, in response to a challenge in Winkleton Weekly, not a Winkling? perhaps you should be.

For definition of a shadow sonnet see here or here
For an echo sonnet, here or here