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 +**The Bridge Builder**
  
 +  An old man, going a lone highway,
 +  Came, at the evening, cold and gray,
 +  To a chasm, vast, and deep, and wide,
 +  Through which was flowing a sullen tide. 
 +  ​
 +  The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
 +  The sullen stream had no fear for him;
 +  But he turned, when safe on the other side,
 +  And built a bridge to span the tide.
 +  ​
 +  “Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim, near,
 +  “You are wasting strength with building here;
 +  Your journey will end with the ending day;
 +  You never again will pass this way;
 +  You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide-
 +  Why build you this bridge at the evening tide?”
 +  ​
 +  The builder lifted his old gray head:
 +  “Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
 +  “There followeth after me today,
 +  A youth, whose feet must pass this way. 
 +  ​
 +  This chasm, that has been naught to me,
 +  To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
 +  He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
 +  Good friend, I am building this bridge for him.” ​
 +  ​
 +  By Will Allen Dromgoole
 +
 +What will your legacy be?
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