What Happens Now [A Modern Chanso]
What happens now is important:
a journey of a thousand miles,
a heroic test of fortune,
will carry you across the isles
of fear and imagination,
of suffering and beauty found
interwoven through creation,
like the moon’s pull on the tide, bound
Don’t scar the earth mining for gold;
the cave within holds the treasure
so often sought, but never sold,
and never bought at any price,
though you’ll find many dishonest
men advertising otherwise.
Your actions now are a promise;
Your choices now fashion your fate—
Choose courage now; it’s not too late.
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