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So Long Ago







Far inside the days before time began
Before any signs of upright man
Thru jungles deep, thru mist and haze
Raptors hunt and herbivores graze....



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Not a sound to be heard from fallen trees
Because no one was there to witness these
No human ear to record their fall
So maybe it never happened at all....


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Impossible to know if the air was clean
EPA had no presence or measuring machine
We all just like to dream it was paradise
Or bucolic at least to be more concise....



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All love to dream of perfect ancient times
Of green fields and of sunny climes
And not think of truth - kill or be killed,
Of beautiful creature's heartbeat stilled....


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Into our minds comes a pristine earth
Perfection from the time of its birth
It is so much better to dream this way
We'll consider reality some other day....




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04-24-2013








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