Poetry by Jeff Green

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Paradise

by cricketjeff on October 5, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

When dreams, half-heard, were all the hopes I had
And love a rumour from a foreign land.
There didn’t seem a reason to be sad
The best of life I could not understand.

Before we met I did not know my mind,
Could never have believed what I now know.
For then my life was surely all behind
A memory of passion long ago.

But life was changed in words from far away
I’ve learnt the subtle skills of happiness
I welcome things I dreaded yesterday
I used to dream of love I now possess

My love you make me whole and show me how
To find the paradise in here and now

Author notes

I couldn’t go to sleep without writing something!