Dana prajna paramita
Proper wisdom deciphers hysteria.
I'm the sign that points direction
Warning you with preliminary precaution.
It takes years to build a water-proofed canoe,
But it only floats when you want it to.
The water's inconsiderate and creates rapids
And your vision's only interference is your eyelids.
So take it slow as you once did,
But remember those observations you had as a kid-
For they will guide you longer
And make your miniscule paddle much bigger.
If you do fulfill your journey and make it to the other side,
Return your wisdom back across the river and give your friend a ride.

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