Wasteland-I Did Not Know It Then

I grew up in a wasteland

Though I did not know it then

A place where morals were feelings

Love was misunderstood and fading

 

I noticed glimpses of full humanness

But they seemed like unexplainable accidents

I saw big governments, scientific improvements

But they lacked a rich reason for being

 

For awhile, for awhile

I did not know it then

I couldn’t see, I wouldn’t see

 

I observed religion and spirituality

But they stood nearly powerless

Without relevancy

 

Amazing coldness

Outstanding lostness

Ignorant cheerfulness

Happy entrapment

 

This is a land of

Remarkable, unbounding opportunity

Opportunity

However, deep truth was rejected

And uninteresting

 

So, for awhile, for awhile

I did not know it then

I couldn’t see, I wouldn’t see

I did not know it then

I did not know it then

I did not know it then

 

Copyright ©2008 Andrew Jack Rhodes

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