Poetry by Jeff Green

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So Long Ago

by cricketjeff on August 6, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

So long ago you knew that you would shine,
You knew the truth, the way that life should be.
You’d show us all that we could be divine;
The human race embracing liberty.

So long ago you knew you’d get it right,
Not lose your way the way your parents strayed.
You’d lead the world to everlasting light;
The rules you’d dreamt would always be obeyed.

You were a fool, but could not know that then,
All men are fools, they bumble through their years.
There’ll never be a perfect regimen
No life’s complete without its share of tears.

So long ago I too believed I knew
And like a fool I still believe it’s true.