The Triumph of the Victor
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|The triumph of the victor means|
The losses have begun.
To be well-nigh invincible
Is to be on the run.
Power is a current that
Goes swiftly out to sea.
One's will is wind on grass; one's only
Hope is to be free.
Safety lies in wisdom more than
Strength since strength must die,
While wisdom rides the waves beneath which
Sunken victors lie.
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