If we could

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If we could look at our lives 

Through the eyes of the future

Would we act in different ways?


Would we waste weeks, months

Even years of indecision

About who was right or wrong

To forgive or not forgive

To love and love again?


Would we allow children

To witness the ravages of hate 

To be estranged from one parent

Tear a mother from her child?


Would we be willing to try 

Again and again to make marriage work

Or abandon it as fodder in the maze of life?


Would we gather the fruits of our labour

Or allow  them to smash to the ground

Like ripened breadfruit

Wasted except for the flies?

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