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If we could travel to the past from here
to see past selves and give our sage advice,
most likely we’d meet disbelief and fear
in such attempts to make decisions twice.

But if our past selves listened to us now,
the paradox created might destroy
the us who tried to change things anyhow
and render moot the diff’rence we’d deploy.

We would not try to visit with our pasts
to alter our lives’ present histories –
no reason we should play iconoclasts.
Our motivations would be mysteries,
since, once we fix the things once thought amiss,
to change the past would be antithesis.

The quickest way for me to learn something new is to first understand why I'd like to learn it.

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The following comments are for "FUTURE PERFECT"
by poeteye

The past
Nice! Here is what I so love about your work! Concise word smithing! Love it!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: April 6, 2013 )

Good Job James!
LOVE it James...don't know how I missed it before!!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: April 7, 2013 )

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