Eye of the Beholder

Youth is wasted on the young

speaks an oft-told separation

between undone and being.

Undone relates to the heart

being identifies age –

both are unfulfilled and real.

The former embraces trust

the later lacks some judgment –

both encounter change and chance.

Bounded by space and time,

the young get old regardless

and then regret where and when.

Expanded by scene and tone,

youth abounds with new insight

and embraces what and who.

If retained with joy and grace,

if prepared for twists and turns,

youth need not be wasted.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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