24 July 2008

fundamental education

we lean on memory which best should speak
truths are left open for the world to view
and not a thing we learn is found brand new
our simplest urges have been branded cheek
this is the way when you offer critique
to any of that old and famished crew
whose lives are based on noise and ballyhoo
but honesty's a sharp tool for the weak
now all our signals have to be sent clear
with not a scent or symbol of the crypt
that might annoy or otherwise distract
our solemn purpose is to keep out fear
obey all orders and stick to the script
while leaving to you knowledge of the fact

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