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Green Grass

by Cole Miller

I used to be one to think
That the grass is always
Greener on the other side
Until I got there and I sadly
Found that the grass on the
Other side was just as green and
Had to be mowed just as much
As the grass had been on my side
And when I made the long trek
Back to my side I found that
Without me my grass had turned yellow

06/21/2001

Author's Note: formely On The Other Side

Posted on 05/02/2003
Copyright © 2020 Cole Miller

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Maryellen Lebeda-Parra on 05/02/03 at 09:06 PM

very thought provoking

Posted by Thomas K. Hunt on 05/04/03 at 09:44 PM

we may come back and find it yellow, but we still search for that greener patch....well written, I like it a lot

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 01/28/04 at 06:21 AM

Good one Cole....Charlie

Posted by Mike Loftis on 09/02/04 at 12:21 AM

You're pretty good at these short poems. It clearly states something most of us have to learn from hard experience.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 09/22/06 at 12:23 PM

this is a great lesson to learn, that it takes the effort of two to make for grass to grow and two or more to make for life in general to be worthwhile.

Posted by Melanie J Yarbrough on 06/26/07 at 02:07 PM

the last two lines are amazing.

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