We may well drown in our grand things--
The things we will to be and want to be,
The things our eyes cry out when we look at pavement spots,
The things our heart finds in a piece of poetry.
We may drown in our many, grand things
Were we to have time.
Were we to have time,
We could visit these great oceans in twenty years,
In far-away distant years.
Were we to have time,
We could look in the placid waves and see
All that we've gained, all that we've missed.
But we have no time,
And we are pleased to drown.

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