Don't ever think
those scenes we played
in Once Upon a Time
can fade behind some rosy screen
or hide beneath some rime
you did the things you did those days
you said the things you said
all azure then was simply blue
each scarlet only red
not softer and not brighter
not darker and not worse
so tell it straight or tell it not
in chapter or in verse.
that road we walked together
was only what it was
nothing now will change that
nostalgia never does
so think before you call me
think well and think again
was the dance we did the same one?
were we ever really friends?
if the answer's not forthcoming
if you still can't work it through
here are hints to help you
some road marks t'ward what's true
if we didn't walk the broken paths
if the burden wasn't shared
if we never passed an empty cup
why would you think i care?
the answer, my once-something
is "For you I will have none."
When things are less than stellar,
your kind will cut and run."
Your sort of friend is reedy thin
Your aid a spindly fake
Your kind will sit to eat the meal
you never helped to make
though it's true some meagre moments
may 'scape catching in Time's net
i'll never forgive you anything
and i'll be damned if i forget.
Causes Geoffrey Thorne Supports
Operation USA, Greenpeace, Doctors Without Borders,