A Paen to Lost Youth: “The Winter of Our Discontent”

THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT
By Poetic Meditations

We jumped so high, ran so fast
As the years went rushing past
And the seasons changed from summer glories
To the winter of our discontent

We had our time dancing in the sun
Days of pure joy, days of electric fun
Until the fire in our hearts began to flicker out
In the winter of our discontent

Life used to be so much simpler then:
Women, wine, song and one true friend
Seemed like it would all last forever
Until the winter of our discontent

Days of glory now forever spent
Replaced by worries about paying the rent
Restless nights and dreamless sleep
In the winter of our discontent

Looking back, where has it all gone?
Along the way, we had lost our song
Now just endless dull and dreary days
In the winter of our discontent

Peter Doherty’s paen to lost youth with a lovely violin accompaniment/duet by Miki Beavis:

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A 19th-century romantic poet trying to get by in the 21st-century.
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