If I Shall Live Again

Reincarnation, gives me pause,
to wonder, if it’s so,
is there another phase, or plane,
that I have yet to go.

Shall I walk, upon the earth,
in days, of time gone by,
and leave the mark, upon the wall,
in a cave, that man can fly.

Will I assist, the great ones,
the mystics, and the priests,
or will I labor, all my days,
being of the class, that’s least?

Or if, to be an emperor then,
and my subjects bowed, I see,
is it done in reverence,
or out of fear, of me?

But, perhaps I’ll be, the subject,
that bows before the king,
or maybe, just a jester,
with silly songs, to sing.

Will I, paint the masterpiece,
that centuries, will adore,
or will I merely, be the one,
to wipe the paint up, off the floor?

Yet again, I pause to think,
the future’s, where I’ll be,
with machines, of awesome power,
not yet known, to me.

Where, people greet each other,
without words, to say,
their thoughts, enough, the meaning,
of what they wish, conveyed.

Though, this I ponder, here and now,
and for why, I do not know.
for no matter, where it be,
I have yet, no wish, to go.

Jack Downing
June 2009

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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