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Vanity

Have you ever, Tossed your coin Knowing you will surface belly up? Or played the game Knowing you can only gain loss? But for the tinniest of unknowable chance's certainities- Have you? Have you ever, Drained the dregs Of the confused draught of success? Or be besmirched By failure's subtle stink? But ever mindful that failure and success are veritable impostors two- Have you? Have you ever, Filled the un-graspable minute With sixty seconds' worth of worthy effort? Or chased a vision Whose centered edges supertend your view of time's horizon? But never certain that of your seed tears joy will be harvested- Have you? Have you ever, Run down each day's tasks Till you tick them complete? Or bent your back To idle labour just to gaze at a glimpse of excellence? But holding in your heart that all purpose is vain- Have you? And then wonder, Shall we ever, Play and win? And savour substance in the winning and the victory? Do you wonder? Do you?

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Date: 12/23/2017 8:25:00 AM
It is within the struggle that we know we have lived. Blessings grow from the seeds of struggle. I hope you achieve a harvest that far exceeds your expectations. Merry Christmas.
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