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The pond is still and quiet
Peace reigns here. Listen!
Sounds of children playing
Birds singing and calling
Their neighbors just rising
World of Light awakens.

Shadows lengthen as sun sets
Children of light must rest
Their day of vigilance ceases. Listen!
As the frogs begin to sing
Joined by crickets chirping
World of Night reigns.

Yet this is still the same place
Our world with two faces
The seen and the hidden
Tasted by separate senses
Experienced in opposite views
Like, we look in a mirror.

This is the choice we face
World of light or darkness
Run with the Foxes or
Fly with the owls
Just a choice
No wrong
No right
Choose.
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