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Today’s poem is a fun thought-experiment.
Here we go, poem starts in 3… 2… 1!
I found a way to talk to me,
from when I was eighteen.
The person I was in my past,
the person I had been.
We had just thirty seconds,
then the portal would collapse.
So none of us had time to talk of
"maybe" or "perhaps".
I looked at him, he looked at me,
not quite sure what to say.
I think he wanted me to tell him,
life would be okay.
So here is what I told him:
"After dark there's always light.
And after light it will get dark.
And after wrong there's right.
This pattern and this cycle,
that's the way that life will go.
Don't let it get you down,
or get it up your head, you know?
Fight for all you think is right.
Don't pursue silly goals.
And love the people in your life
with all your heart and soul.
I think that's all I have for you.
I'm glad we had this call."
He looked at me and said
"Oh, man, that did not help at all!"
Thanks for checking out edition no. 38 of Hello Universe! I’d shared this poem earlier as part of my compilation Six Poems on Time - but I really felt it deserved a post of its own, so here we are! Do share this with someone who wants to meet their past self.
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