Treasure Island

Elena Plotkin


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 too someday.

(C) 1993 Copyright Elena Plotkin

Submitted: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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  • Khairul Ahsan (12/2/2013 7:53:00 PM)

    These are words experience, whether they are heeded or not. A beautifully written poem, clear and simple, and that's its beauty.10/10.
    I appreciate the good rhyming too. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (8/26/2013 8:07:00 AM)

    A really good write this is. I was also told that I was too
    young to know when I was growing up. I guess there were
    things that our young minds could not understand or it
    was too high above our heads. Whatever the reason it must
    have been for my good. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (7/22/2013 3:24:00 PM)

    Ah! the voice of experience. And so it goes, they just won't hear untill it is too late. Read mine - Bloom of Youth -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

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