If I could I’d build an empire: 
Conquer the world, defeat everyone. 
Have a vast legacy that flows like the 
Waves against a fisherman’s boat. 
 
If I could I’d explore the universe: 
See, and feel, and be with all that 
Is. While I name each and every 
Vessel, and visit all there is. 
 
If I could I’d ignore all that, 
Because I am here with you. 
I wouldn’t swap me or my people 
Even if I belonged to the worst 
In the universe: they are mine and 
I love them as myself. 
 
If I could, 
I would do what I would. 
But, none of that matters 
Because I am here. 
Hearing the echoes of my grandparents, 
Hearing the footsteps of my children.

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