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I wish I could have 
    seen Theodore Roosevelt 
Eugene Debs, Calvin Coolidge
    speak their minds
I wish I could travel back 
in time to see Daniel Webster,
meet Lewis and Clark 
    I wish time was malleable
And that we could travel through it 
    to see J.R.T. Tolkien, the Lubavither Rebbe,
Martin Luther King 
But you and i are trapped 
    in 2013 
    Let's try to make the best of it 
Since so far as we know 
     The clcock moves in one direction 
"The moving finger writes - and having writ - moves on"

Copyright © Matthew Anish

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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 9:29:00 AM
    I wish there too..yet as you well say ..lets make d best of today..Charma

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 5:13:00 PM
    Interesting write, I think we can travel through time in our dreams ;}

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:39:00 PM
    How nice it would be, but that is not to be, so I guess we are stuck. Lets hope that we meet them in the other life. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 3:52:00 PM
    yes icons of our ancestors past, i'll make the best of this year all right,...~always & forever~PD

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 2:51:00 PM
    yes, it would have been cool to meet some of those people but i always wonder exactly what i'd say to them. what could i possibly say that any of them would want to hear? great poem, though, and food for thought.