If you are writing something for the world,
Something that you intend to last forever
And to sound in every ear,
It's probably wise not to expect
That it will happen in your lifetime.
On the other hand, if you want notoriety,
It's probably best to accept that it will not last.
Rarely does the person who comes to change the world find acceptance of the world.
And rarely do the popular have a universal message.
And yet, if you can accept this truth,
The tables might just turn,
So that, the one who accepts the obscurity
That comes with speaking important truths before their time
Might just, to his surprise, discover that some are ready to hear.
And the one accepts that his words won't last forever
Might just discover that he is more careful with his words
And thus come to have something meaningful to say.