Many Springs Have Passed

Many springs have passed
Since the fatal end
Of a dream that
Once was a reality

– for those
who cherished
love, equality
and service
to others

– for some
nothing more
than forgotten
seasons past

– for others
a memory
of tears

– for me
an end
of beginning

(Guy Young is a former member of Peoples Temple. His complete set of articles and poems for this site is here. He can be reached at