Long Long Ago

This is a story of long ago.

The one where the man

stepped out of the wilderness

for the first time.

*

He looked around and thought,

hmm, this looks pretty good.

*

Then night fell.

He could not see the sky.

Could not find the stars.

This made him sad.

*

He went down to the river,

he could not drink the water.

He would not wash in the water.

He did not want to smell like that river.

*

He walked through the canyons

of glass and steel.

The air sickened his spirit.

He found no good foods growing.

This made him even sadder.

*

He came upon a young man.

He said; “Sit down with me son,

and I’ll tell you a story”.

*

I’ll tell you a story

of Long Long Ago.

*

When rivers ran clean

and the sky was all aglow.

When mountains and forests

were sacred places to go.

*

He turned to the young man

and said; “Now you tell me a story”.

The young man, still lost in wonder

had no words.

Just stared at the holes in his shoes.

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