Final Ending

Yutang Lin

Prosperity rarely lasts long in the world;
Success on hand could vanish in a blink.
How finale will turn out is hard to guess;
Reflect on behavior to follow conscience.


Prosperity and decline cycle without intermission;
Illness, senility and death could hardly be avoided.
Mindfully reflect on daily conducts and intentions;
Endeavor to offer warmth to console worldly pain.

Written in Chinese on January 22, 2003
Translated on January 23, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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