Searching for Significance

Music: Sonata in G Minor -- Introduzione: Largo; Ist Movement: Allegro.
By Muzio Clementi. Performed by Nathan Eckel at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Public Domain license.

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Searching for significance,
One finds a bloody trail
Leading to a sea of bones
Upon a sun-drenched shore.

In the end there's no defense
For something that must fail,
As politicians work the phones
To dredge up one vote more.

All social schemes eventually,
Besieged, must turn to those
Who make a livelihood of death
Serving unchecked zeal.

For those who would change history
Unleash a world of woes
Upon those who, with bated breath,
Wait for hearts to heal.



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