I Never Got What I Wanted: A Poem

┬áDr. Ryken in his commentary on Exodus 20:17 (You shall not covet…) quotes the following poem:

It was Spring, but it was Summer I wanted The warm days and the great outdoors It was Summer, but it was Fall I wanted: The colorful leaves and the cool, dry air. It was Fall, but it was Winter I wanted The beautiful snow and the joy of the holiday season It was Winter, but it was Spring I wanted The warmth and the blossoming of nature I was a child, and it was adulthood I wanted The freedom and the respect I was 20, but it was 30 I wanted To be mature and sophisticated I was middle-aged, but it was 20 I wanted The youth and the free spirit I was retired, but it was middle-aged I wanted The presence of mind without limitations My life was over, and I never got what I wanted.

–Ryken, Philip Graham, and R. Kent Hughes. Exodus: saved for God’s glory. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2005. p.673-674

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