Poetry by Jeff Green

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Though I’m not young and fair

by cricketjeff on December 29, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Before I knew myself, before my hair was grey
I did not understand that life was underway.
The choices offered me were easy to ignore;
I thought that I would be as young for evermore.

The years have passed me by and now I come to see
The chances that I missed may well have set me free
It seems I was a fool to always be so sure
I thought that I would be as young for evermore.

But now I’ve found my feet, to offer life a chance.
Perhaps it’s not too late to try to join the dance
Although I missed these years, I’ve others left in store
I thought that I would be as young for evermore.

So now I say to you, I offer you my hand.
I’ll be a happy man if you will understand
That I have chosen you to worship  and adore –
I wish that I could be this young for evermore.

Author notes

In Alexandrines as a mirror of a poem by Elizabeth the First.

I have slightly modified the title because I don’t see how you can mark the contest easily otherwise!