30 November 2008

crystal ball or looking glass ?

a crystal ball or a looking glass ?
sometimes it's so damned hard
to tell which one you are staring at
as time deals another card

is that yonder light a dying star
or an ever-nearing fire ?
or both if patterns recognized
continue to conspire

unto a most decisive moment
for the warning lamp's now blinkin'
start studying up on Gorbachev
and put away the goddamn Lincoln

stephenhsmith 30Nov2008

i suspect that the odds are quite high that President Obama (or President Biden, should events conspire even more) will face such a "decisive moment" in the coming years. and if so, the man that makes that decision will have the opportunity to profoundly shape the future of all mankind for centuries to come, one way or the other.