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To Be Much Younger Than I Am

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To Be Much Younger Than I Am

If I could be much younger than I am, 
with my time in life as yet too brief
to give me evidence and cause
to change my views.
If views I held.
I would know such simple ways to right the world
and all the people and injustice in it.
I’d have such certainty of right and wrong,
old failures disregarded,
that all my eyes would see of times to come
would be my hopes,
and of my past, 
successes.
I could show my strength of will
with lines drawn deep in evening sands 
and cancelled by each morning’s tide.
And the loss of every latest, greatest love 
would be forgot 
whenever dark eyed interest
was sidelong glanced my way. 

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  1. Date: 9/10/2013 5:06:00 PM
    I cannot believe it. I FOUND ONE I NEVER SAW YET. If I were young again, I would want to go back with memories intact, so I would not make the same mistakes. But maybe that is all wishful thinking. Your writing is always sophisticated and it holds my interest!

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 6:36:00 AM
    - When we were young, we wished we were older .... when we are "older" we want to be younger .... it will be the way it is. - Well written, Red !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:27:00 AM
    This is a handsome write, Red. Formal, yet gentle. Most appealing.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 3:33:00 AM
    Awwww, sweet. May you soon encounter the wished for dark-eyed glance. Lovely stuff, Red. I like :)

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 9:18:00 AM
    ha, join the club,,, if I could be much younger with this knowledge... life would be interesting... love your different take..LINDA

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Hello Red, sending you some soup mail...LINDA

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 4:30:00 AM
    You are an incredibly, sweet, intelligent and knowing poet. Your work is so important to me. I'm your biggest fan xxxx