Each passing moment has a cost;
choose well what matters utmost.
Frivolously, or by conscious intent;
nonetheless our life force is spent.
To either fuel the destructive race,
or making the world a better place.
Every choice, part of the total sum,
affecting generations yet to come.
As those who lived to be wise say:
lies are not worth the price we pay.
Walking a path with truth as guide,
we may yet abide past false divide.