Poetry: Second Thoughts


Submitted by Harold S. Paisley

I could have gone - I saw the Star
And wondered at its light,
I felt a longing in my heart
Before I slept that night.

I could have gone - they bade me come
And join them on their way,
The morning sunshine beckoned me
But business called that day.

I could have gone - and yet it seemed
That only fools would go,
Leave everything they knew to find
A Babe they did not know.

I could have gone - I was too wise
Yet not so wise as they
When such a star calls in the night
Only a fool would stay.