09 June 2008

endless governors wait

if we could find a way to lay the ghost

of all our horrid memories and fears

leave it behind in the forgotten years

it would be something of a noble boast

instead we find we still are at the post

responsible for the most ancient cares

and sunk so deeply in those old affairs

that all must know that we are truly toast

there's nothing here left to allay the greed

that drove so many of our culture mad

instead we work hard to build up desire

for all the things that no one has to need

since full possession never made one glad

and all of us must go into the fire

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