What would you have the strength to do
If you were told you could not fail?
Raise two children, build a fine zoo?
Find a new cure, open your mail?
Or would you comfort all who ail?
Fly a rocket, discover space?
Create a product, make a sale?
If fear of failure found no place.
Turn the angry a friendly face?
Bind the broken, oppressors crush?
Treat all hate with abounding grace?
Enter where only fools would rush?
Without failure, what to dream of?
Universal, abiding love?
Baha, 160 B.E.
© Larry Gates, 2003