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Four Futures – A

“Do you know when the wild goats give birth? Have you watched as deer are born in the wild? Do you know how many months they carry their young? Are you aware of the time of their delivery? They crouch down to give birth to their young and deliver their offspring. Their young grow up in the open fields, then leave home and never return.”


 What do we know?

 There's much that goes
  that will not then return;
 For time moves one direction
  only, save within our minds.

 But we must reach --

 The future is uncertain, nay,
  the present is, as well.

 We even disagree about the past --

 But we still time flows,
  and we our fields must walk,
  our dangers face;
  life gives us little but
  some set of chances.

 So, today --

 Remember, something of the future
  can be made by you today, 
  if you would make it;
  and your frailty
  or mine
  does not mean 
  you do not have
  all the power you need.

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