Too Young To Know
I tell youth now,
as I was once told.
'You're too young to know,
what life beholds.
Too young to understand,
What disappointment means,
Too inexperienced to comprehend,
the nature of unfulfilled dreams.
Too immature to attempt to realize,
The world I have seen with these two eyes.'
And so I preach these words to all youth about,
Bearing not a single shred of doubt,
That my words mean nothing to them today,
but will when they recite them to others someday.
(C) 1993 Copyright Elena Plotkin; Revised 2014
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