Life is but a Dream

What’s it all about, Alfie?        Ted Folkert

Life is but a dream we 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 more gracious and 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 is all about
As Alfie would now agree, no doubt
By thinking only of self-pleasures
Dismissing life’s lasting treasures

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