Poetry by Jeff Green


Come and Get It!

by cricketjeff on March 9, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

In the beauty of tomorrow
                        there are ghosts of yesterday
When the world discarded sorrow
                      and our hearts could fly away
We began the day forgiving
                        laid our nightmares in their beds
Now we spend a lifetime living
                        all dreams found in our heads

On the hills above forever
                        we went walking into night
And believed that we were clever
                        keeping happiness in sight
We once watched some young go getter
                          leaving us sat on our shelves
Now we’ve found that life is better
                          being happy for ourselves

Come and join us on our journey
                          we won’t pass this way again
You can’t call a posh attorney
                            from the compensation train
If you miss your chance of living
                            there is nothing you can do
There is no-one out there giving
                            second tries to me and you.