YOUNG MAN, IF I HAD YOUR TIME

Young man, if I had your time . .
I'd do it all again.


Young man, if I had your time . .
I'd learn to rhyme
At the age of ten.


Young man, if I had your time . .
I'd learn Ancient Greek
And Latin, too
And converse casually
In French.


Young man, if I had your time . .
I'd learn to dance
And play piano
And write poetry
In France.


Young man, if I had your time . .
I'd do it all again
As it is
I stumble through . .


Like a boy of ten.
© 2004 by Michael J. Farrand


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