Poetry by Jeff Green

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Idolatry

by cricketjeff on June 17, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

To try to bring an orchid to the light
To tease its subtle beauty from the shade
To show the world a talent rich and bright
Is worth the price whatever must be paid

I’ll offer help in any way I can
To feel the pride with every petal shown
I know that I am just a foolish man
Who is in love with everything that’s grown

But I can only teach those things I know
And only little things are in my range
The biggest truths are up to you to show
Your inner voice I would not want to change

There is a truth I feel I ought to say
Every idol knows its feet are clay