Thursday, 12 January 2012

If Youth Only Knew...

If youth only knew
The speed with which life would
Flee to the corners of existence
Forcing promises, unfulfilled
Urgent tasks, bigger than the day
Put off till later, tomorrow
Getting around to the relevant dream

If youth only knew
Of the certainty that death
Beckons always, and time
Marches on in obesience

If youth only knew
That Wisdom is not
Given until earned
From pain. Lustful greed
Is the bait, elusive and new

If youth only knew.

1 comment:

Mr G said...

"If Youth Only Knew". Now I do. Thanks for this piece. Quite interesting.