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This is pretty easy, but it's original work

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Long I've roamed a course unerring

Never seeing where I go

Where I've been nobody visits

But everyone has been there, though

I can't be stopped, deterred or severed

And can't be seen but for an aid

I'll kill you all without attrition

But without me there's nothing made

Threescore bits you might control me

'Tis but illusion, I can't be held

Though monks and scholars might ingore me

I reappear when they sound their bell

If recalled, you might describe me

but never twice your words the same

Think on me as I slip by thee

Deliver now. What is my name?

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Hunger

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Not hunger. Good guess though. Did the monk/scholar thing make you guess that?

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My guess:

Time

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Not hunger. Good guess though. Did the monk/scholar thing make you guess that?

yep here's what i was thinking:

Long I've roamed a course unerring

Never seeing where I go who will be hungry next? lol

Where I've been nobody visits

But everyone has been there, though everyone has been hunger, but for the above statement, nobody LIKES to be hungry

I can't be stopped, deterred or severed there will always be hunger

And can't be seen but for an aid

I'll kill you all without attrition obvious.. hunger kills, and "attrition" kinda sounded like "nutrition" got me thinking

But without me there's nothing made people hunger for their goals

Threescore bits you might control me 60 seconds without food isnt hunger

'Tis but illusion, I can't be held you cant hold "hunger"

Though monks and scholars might ingore me fasting

I reappear when they sound their bell brings them down to earth

If recalled, you might describe me hurts

but never twice your words the same hurts alot

Think on me as I slip by thee you are rich and fed well, but think of ppl in third world countries

Deliver now. What is my name?

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But yeah its:

time

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Long I've roamed a course unerring

Never seeing where I go...

I think the solution is "thought" or "feelings" ?

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Time is what I had in mind when I wrote it, though if you can support another interpretation from the text of the thing by all means go for it.

I'd think that unerring would preclude thought or feelings. I know that I've often had thoughts and feelings that I'd later consider an error.

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