If I Had Known

It flabbergasts me to end up in slums
Climbing trees to plug-out plums
Chasing riches at night
Before a glint of light
Bucking feet in every town

O if I had known
I should have blown
The lamp out and wait until day break
When the moon shines
And grab what I can calmly

O if I had known
I shouldn't have flown
My chance in reckless impatience
Up and down like wings

O if I had known
I shouldn't be ostentatious
But stingy for I am poor
And let the affluent with openhanded

O if I had known
I should have chose red
Green, white, or blue
But I had no choice
So I let it fly in the hurricane
Now sonorously chasing the dream
But the volcano has strucked me
And the earth-quark has buried me.

O if I had known
I should have clutched it
Before taking my cup of tea
When the moon, sun, and stars
Where all upon the earth

O if I had known
I should have been sagacious like serpent
Before ending up with zero in my casket

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