It’s likely that the exodus generation
Invented this phrase.
Instead of taking the opportunity
To enter and fight for the Promised Land
They played on their own worst fears
Listening to the naysayer scouts
Rather than listening
To the inner voice of possibility.
Their great reward:
A sentence of up to forty years
Wandering in a broiling desert
So they could drop dead
Short of the Promised Land.
It’s been whitewashed
As the necessity of the older generation
To die out so their children
Would enter the land.
Don’t fool yourself.
And don’t make the same mistake in your own life.