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Quit While You're Ahead

When your arrogance
has more passport stamps than you do,
you know it's time to quit.

When your ego
has its own shadow, casting over
those you look, frown, upon,
It's time to call it a day.

If humility, all disheveled
walked up to you in the Subway and
asked for some change,
merely enough for a cup of Joe,
would you have any to spare?

If the selfless, visibly anxious
tapped you on the shoulder
and asked you for directions,
to the nearest place of worship.
Would you proclaim them
your followers, and continue on your way?

The time has come my friend,
unpack your bags.
An excess baggage fee
would have been levied anyway.
Keep your ideas big,
but your reach
small, at least for now.

Sometimes it's better to simply
quit while you're ahead.

By DB (06/30/2011)
Darkbee
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