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After listening to his final lesson 
the wise one was approached by a young woman and young man…
“We have a question.” they asked softly. 
He nodded, 
“I will answer it if I can.”

“We’ve listened to all your teachings.” They said
“We’ve taken them to heart.
You’ve taught us about beauty 
about friendship, love and art.” 

“You’ve taught us about acceptance and compassion
about how to have an open mind.
You’ve taught us about peace, 
about wisdom.
You’ve taught us to be kind.”

“We’ve listened and we’ve learned.” they said
“We’ve held on to your every breath.
Yet of all the subjects you have taught…
Yet you never speak of death?”

Their teacher looked at them and smiled, 
touched their shoulders 
then began to speak…
“Death eventually finds us.” he said…
“All the others…
we must seek.”

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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