Colin Coplin

Rookie - 107 Points (Australia)

So Many Years - Poem by Colin Coplin

Who are we to criticize, the ways of modern man
It’s only when we analyze, it’s then we’ll understand

From the cradle to the grave, it’s been that way for years
Hey can you tell me someone, where do we go from here

You promised us another solution, but the scene remains the same
Pouring petrol onto the fire, just to raise the flames again (while you fiddle in the flames)

And it’s been that way for so many years

Stand up all you patriots and tell me what it means
When all the things your fighting for, are nothing more than dreams

Is there a method to your madness, I see our future’s for sale
Does it come with a guarantee, ‘cause we all know gears can fail

You promised there’d be no confusion, after all you gave us your word
So if it’s true and this world is a stage, then why aren’t us actors heard

And it’s been that way for so many years

So many years, so many years, so many years, been that way
For so many years, so many years, so many years, so many years

Let no man write your epitaph then sell it by the pound
It only takes a paragraph to knock a good man down

Don’t let them steal your life away, it’s been yours from the start
I mean what good is a heart and soul, if they’re a thousand miles apart

You promised us an honest conclusion to the stories that you have told
But all I see is a world in confusion, lost and out of control

And it’s been that way for so many years

So many years, so many years, so many years, been that way
For so many years, so many years, so many years, so many years

Copyright Colin Coplin 1983 / 2010


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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 5, 2010


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