''You Live And Learn''
Once, not long ago, my head was filled
With joss-stick smoke and flowers and mystery
And I was rather young and glossy bright;
I felt that love is All, and searched for love
So I could start to Be.
Well, here I am, not quite so young,
But certainly not old and not yet wise.
And I have found love, tripped on it one night,
Scooped it up, pinned it down and nailed it fast;
And now I find to my immense suprise
That I was more myself, more Me,
In those sad lonely days when I was free.
Copyright Kate Underwood 2005.
I wrote this in 1978........still apt today!