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June 21st, 2009 (09:32 pm)

We wonder why the world declined
to act in nineteen thirty-nine,
or why it did, back in 'fourteen,
or now, or at points in between.
The truth is that they couldn't see,
just like we can't, what will be.
It's obvious, set down in text --
but no one knows what happens next.

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Posted by: leftarrow (leftarrow)
Posted at: June 22nd, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)

*approves*

(also: I haven't commented on the poetry much, and I probably haven't read all of them, but this project has been an incredibly awesome thing to have on my flist.)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)

Thank you! Yeah, it's a slightly insane undertaking, but I'm pretty pleased with how things have been working out so far.

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)

Lots of truth in this. I just got finished reading "The Axis of Time Trilogy" by John Birmingham and it makes the point that allied leaders still have trouble acting to stop the Soviets from taking over new territory at the end of WWII when they KNOW what happened in their original future.

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