What I Didn’t

Read what was written

It’s a roadmap to a better future

Knowledge left by the voices of the past

A gift to ease the suffering

A way to jump ahead

In my youth I squandered this gift 

At old age I realized the value, too late

I added my own advice to those letters

With the hope that others will listen

That they will not be as ungrateful, as I was

Electing the selfish choice of comfort 

Over long term happiness

The choice I made

Hoping it doesn’t take a lifetime to learn

Or even a lifetime to correct

That they are smarter, than I was

That what I learned might carry value

To those who are ready to listen

May you learn what I didn’t

Day #360 SJD © 2021 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.

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