Could I Have Seen the Consequence

Music: Santa Maria Amar.
Cantigas de Santa Maria.
Sequenced by Curtis Clark at The Internet Renaissance Band
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Could I have seen the consequence
Of my bold exploration,
Looking back before I left
Upon my life's creation --
Millions genocidally
Butchered, starved, enslaved,
Under laws and governments
Savage, cruel, depraved --
Despite all this, I would have gone,
And new lands found, and new worlds known,
Yet drawn by what I craved.

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