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Not so
long ago
we’d employ
every moment
of our precious lives
in seeking validations
by others, letting our merits
measured by outside ourselves

Materialistic compensations
constantly attracted us
to win the games
for recognition
and to help
our egos

never mind.
That was an old tale

What is more important
now, truly worth the measuring
is to assess and evaluate OUR future,
OUR planet, and all OUR diversity on earth
and treat us equally with no distinctions

As we keep our egos aside, working
In one, there’d be a future for us.
With a sense of kinship and family,
we’ll not only survive but thrive,
uplifting hope for the planet
and children of the future

Time is pressing us
not for measuring
but for actions