Differing Views

Differing Views

The 2000th Year


Coming up to the year 2000 there was a lot said in papers, on the news reels and constantly being spoken about the coming of the year 2000 – some even foretold the world would end but very few believed this would happen. Do you remember that time?
Do you all remember the fuss surrounding the year two thousand?
Oh dear, what’s all the fuss about the Two thousandth year?
Has it come or has it gone or is it nearly near?
The clever folk have tried with very little success, this mystery to unwind.
Is it now or is it when or was it even then?
And anyway which millennium is it, two…or ten?
Six thousand years ago the ancient Egyptians had a try at sorting dates…not knowing then of Adam and his mate.
It’s gone it’s gone the Jews, Buddhists and Egyptians cry.
Not yet not yet it’s still to come,  Muslims and Persians reply.
It’s now it’s now! The proud Christian declares, and if not now it’s very near give or take the odd year…………..
Out of step as always, the French maintain, non, another eighteen hundred years to go.
The Chinese will not agree and say who cares? … It is the year of the Dragon, ah so!
Seasons come and seasons go, and still we can’t agree.
Truly there’s none as blind as those…WHO WILL NOT SEE.

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