The Green Grass Of Time-Ward Clever

Trying so hard

To recapture youth

Don’t forget that youth is free

It never was captured

In the first place

It never could be

Forcing reality

Into the mold of memory

Causes damage

Both now and in the past

As both become distorted

The past remembered

Better than it actually was

The present experienced

Worse than it actually is

The green grass of time

Cut down by ghosts


Mr. Clever describes himself as a struggling romance addict, winding down on a Lady Gaga song.  He writes at Ward Clever.

Author: Sudden Denouement

A Literary Collective

4 thoughts on “The Green Grass Of Time-Ward Clever”

  1. fantastic piece… reminding us the present moment is the only moment we will ever have. And it is the most precious, no matter how haunting. brilliantly captured in your words

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