“ The Paradise I Knew ” ~ or so I’d dreamed ~


The paradise I knew

Lost now to years,

When youth yet be

A part of me,

And had no boundaries

As far as you could see…


‘Twas paradise alive

For life to thrive

On courage sound,

Would so derive

Felicity that loomed

Thru fate want found…


Alas would end

Such reveries of youth,   

The while did suffer

Fantasies falter,

As mature felt reality

Eventually alter

The paradise I knew,

Or so I’d dreamed!