Too Young To Listen

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Too Young To Listen

There is always now,
as there was always then,
all hidden stillness dark
to surface out from silence
we see the bluest sky spreading

over dawn’s new brightness.
Only then will it be time
for time’s beginning once again
as those old days return
to take us by the hand

and lead us into new green valleys
life once promised back when
we were as young as dawning
and far too young to listen,
hearing nothing this old world could tell us.

Thinking we knew so much better
knowing everything about this world
and how it turns around us.
Carving certainty from hillsides
all we carried back from up there

down from those high hills we stood on
were these stone mistakes that litter
all the floors of this green valley
we stumble around, while trying
to rebuild all we have broken.

Published by David Hadley

A Bloke. Occasionally points at ducks.

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