What’s it all about, Alfie?


By: Ted Folkert

Life is but a dream, they are singing

A simple line in a song’s beginning

A meaning worth a thousand words

As meaningful as were ever heard

Lessons learned can come too late

A fact deserving no debate

Warning us of a rash decision

Made without consideration

Alfie learned it, as the story goes

Much too late to resolve his woes

But we can profit by his demise

If we are gracious and more wise

With thoughts of others in our choices

We can resist the distracting voices

While keeping life’s treasures in mind

Those with whom we spend our time

Maybe that’s what it’s all about

As Alfie would now agree, no doubt

Seeking not only a life of self-pleasures

But with others as the lasting treasures

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