Neither to the Swift Nor to the Strong

Neither race to swift nor, battle to the strong, 

fullness to the wise or favor to the young.


Time and chance will frustrate ev’ry human plan.  

None anticipate them, and nobody can.


Fish are trapped in nets and birds in cruel snares. 

Suddenly it happens, and nobody cares.   


Image:   Fables of La Fontaine, Public Domain

Source:   Ecclesiastes 9:11-12

Text:   David Alexander, 2022  CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:   Boundary, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission

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