Delusions of Youth

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Delusions of Youth Delusions of Youth

Poem by: Graeme Montrose

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Genre: Poetry

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A poem of how childlike faith was lost

Summary

A poem of how childlike faith was lost

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Submitted: August 26, 2009

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Submitted: August 26, 2009

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Delusions of Youth
 
Things I learnt while as a child
Seemed so right to me
Scholars now have torn apart
They shattered all my dreams
 
Piece by piece I built my world
Astral planes ignored
Strongly built with my own hands
The things I want and feel
 
Pleasures to entice my soul
Carnal lusts arouse
Heavy weighty thoughts of men
All into bricks I make
 
Fortune fame and glory too
Things to pass all my time
Games and other such I need
To occupy my time
 
Brick by brick I build my world
Furnishing it with care
All the things I treasure so
My comfort I ensure
 
Music, yes to stir the blood
Books to fill the mind
Friends I have to laugh and play
Others, well who cares
 
So, my little world revolves
Oblivious to all else
Round my central spoke revolve
Self, that is, just me
 
Others needs they bother not
What care I of such?
Then came Light unto my heart
A searing burning flash
 
All consumed before my eyes
All to dust has gone
What remained, a naked soul
Lonely and afraid
 
All I’d treasured and held dear
In smoke had disappeared
Then I saw my worthless world
Creation of my hands
 
Things of value I had shunned
These I’d tossed aside
Men of learning had torn down
All my childlike faith
 
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