Are we contemplating our days of future past?
Do we think anyone may remember us at last?
Study us, analyze where, when, why we ended,
find out how we died, greatness we pretended.
Will they applaud us, the sun, moon and stars.
view us like the finest horses, fastest race cars?
Discard us as useless detritus, found in an alley.
Never, ever discovered in royal tomb or valley?
Are we seen mysterious, mean, cruel, cunning,
base, at bottom of the list, not in the running?
Will we be a future scholar’s goal, life’s work;
lost, swept aside by flood, skewered by a dirk?
Yes, we dream we will be heroes, great leaders;
the stories recorded in history for avid readers.
Perhaps we’re right, we’ll possess all essentials.
Still, only time alone, will reveal our potentials.
Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment
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