Friday, July 11, 2008


"When I was young and free
and my imagination had no limits,
I dreamed of changing the world.

As I grew older and wiser
I discovered the world would not change
so I shortened my sights somewhat
and decided to change only my country.

But it too seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years
in one desperate attempt
I settled for changing only my family,
those closest to me,
but alas,
they would have none of it.

And now as I lie on my deathbed
I suddenly realize
if I had only changed myself first
then by example
I would have changed my family
and from their inspiration
and encouragement

I would have been able
to better my country
and who knows
I may have even changed the world."

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