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My understanding of today
Is as limited as my life
Live today
As it comes
We have been told and practiced
With devotion
We do prepare for the mundane
But what’s one to do about the unknown
What it takes to be future ready?
Is it the happenings of today
Is it the mistakes of today
That will lessen the burden of tomorrow
As today the lesson was learned
Yet how to prepare for the unknown
Remains a question for tomorrow
Chris Neilson Jan 2017
Silence is silver but tranquility is golden
a meadow, birdsong, wild flowers untamed
at one with nature, no need to count further
green is the colour of calm it's claimed

An inherent need to escape turmoil
a city man with a country heart
fresh air, farm tracks and bales of hay
enjoying the simplicity of a horse and cart

Over population and overcrowded cities
we never evolved to live this way
divided communities breeding bigotry
original sin remains a price to pay

Humanity needs space to live in harmony
the pacifist within us craves peace
until we integrate not denigrate
worldwide hostilities will not cease
History proves that overcrowding brings hostility and more than just personal space is helpful for the human condition.
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