11 October 2008

meditation on the hither shore

so much is silenced by the hungry sea
forgotten centuries that weren't all grief
the glimmer of the waves is no relief
not urgent voices bidding us let be
ignore the past be humble bend the knee
to those far wiser suspend all mischief
and turn the raging mind back to belief
in angry gods of the smooth bourgeoisie
now we're the ones who always must atone
not for our sins but for your fathers' lies
making great efforts in these brighter days
not to disturb the ancient broken bone
nor to take hold of the bright golden prize
but leave to you the honour and the praise

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