Wouldn’t It Be Nice

Steven Welzer
Nov 3, 2022

no. 4 song of 1966

are they more sophisticated now or more jaded?
more cynical? more realistic?

would this no longer resonate with a 17-year-old?
is the 17-year-old of today so different from then?

recognition of the naivete, of course
could we get past that
to muse: a deep young love in a better world

on some level

below the level of sophistication
below the level of cynicism
below the level of realism

could we allow it to resonate?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmcNbsLCpBQ

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Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).