Advantage of Foresight: Playing Superman


Superman (It's Not Easy)

Superman (It’s Not Easy) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in, you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, it at all?

(Thanks, sarsidoo, for suggesting a similar prompt!)


If I had the power

To predict the future,

I guess I’d  first shower,

Before I stitch the first suture.

To lose a day,

Each time I use it,

Is a bit harsh, I say,

Even if the world’s now a little more knit.

But since the question is how

whether for good or bad?

We’re all prone to take a bow

Pretending to be the world’s dad.

What’s 24 hours less?

If we can play superman,

If we can reduce the universe’s stress,

So long as our good deed does not boomerang.

—Linus Fernandes.

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