DAILY POST PROMPT – LET IT BE
Right within my fence I stood;
On that little space of mine.
Then my neck I stretched,
For a much better view to make;
Of what across the fence there was.
What a great view I saw,
on the other side of the hill;
Much greener than where I stood;
The lawns were green,
Much greener than ever I’d seen.
“That is what I want,” the voice to myself was saying.
:”That is where I want to be.”
“That is where I want to live,
For the remaining days of my life.”
So saying, off for it, at once, I dashed.
No sooner had I reached;
Than my mind began to dance:
“What brought me here?”
The green was gone;
Vanished into thin air.
And then across the fence again my eyes roamed;
And there still it was; standing where I’d come;
Looking greener than green can be.
Then with longing my heart jumped;
Wanting to it again return.
But ‘too late my friend,’ I was told.
It’s gone and gone for good.
So bad for sure I felt
Yet nothing, indeed, I could do.
I’ve never stopped to wish
I had not left at all.
But now I know it’s true,
Greener the grass will always look,
On the other side of the fence.