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The ethereal glow only dims to get brighter The day only darkens to later get lighter The burden only shrinks to increase my strength Time only shortens to extend its length Sometimes we must bleed to know we're alive Sometimes we must starve before we can thrive Sometimes we must die to feel our best Sometimes we must run a marathon before we rest Now show me how you treat the least Then show me what you feed the beast Show me who you have at your feast Rich man or poor man? Pauper or a priest? Oceans dry up and stars burn out The deaf see keenly while the blind shout Glaciers melt and the mountains crumble Quadriplegic acrobats make athletes stumble Sometimes we dry tears to make floods flow Sometimes to move at light speed we must walk slow Sometimes a galaxy can be the size of a dot Sometimes for something to grow it must 1st rot Show me the biggest guy in the room Then whisper to me what you assume Show me who is on the top of your hit list Then I'll show you a reformed recidivist The sky will tear open and God will wink Little green men will kidnap the missing link The lion will eat grass and lay with the lamb And all of life will be revealed as a hologram

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Date: 7/29/2020 11:15:00 PM
Wisdom in every stanza, Trey... Best advice I ever got was "Slow down today, so you can speed up tomorrow." Well, ok: I admit that it comes in second to 'Don't eat the yellow snow!' Best wishes, Gershon
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