05 February 2007

ends matter not beginnings

if there's a time when we deserve the sun
then that might be in evening not morn
the sunset matters far more than the dawn
and at the end we know who's lost or won
the journey's best at end not when begun
those who make it deserve praise not scorn
we judge folk at their ending not when born
the race isn't over until it has been run
that is the time when one should get the prize
not in the glitter at the starting line
but when one's breasting the final tape
there should be light sufficient for all eyes
it's in that moment that we things define
we praise the wine and do not judge the grape

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