24 July 2007

what's achieved

all that can grow will thrive and then must fade
the meaning of life's not a thing for sale
it never matters if we win or fail
life will require that living be our trade
the world goes by in one great mad parade
we sit beside the road and sip our ale
not one of us but backward knows the tale
there's no exam and we will get no grade
astonish us by dreaming other ways
to get from a to b without much pause
we will applaud all praising a great story
distracting us from normal weary days
when we are governed by the basest laws
and none of us can hope for fame or glory

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