We Make Mistakes


As time goes on there will be words... and actions to regret
... And there will be some other things.... We wish we could
forget... But it is only natural... To know the pains and aches
... Of being somewhat foolish and... Of making more mis-
takes... We seem to think the hands of time... are all we ever
need... To help us harvest wisdom for... Our every word and
deed... We feel that our experience... Will sort of pave the
way...To all the golden glory of... A more successful day...
And now and then we may receive... Some unexpected breaks
... But usually our goal is gained... By learning from mistakes.

James J. Metcalfe

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