You Find but Little Solace in Success

Music: Fugue in F# Major.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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You find but little solace in success,
On which you long have hung your self-esteem.
Maybe you expected happiness,
Knowing how the self-important seem.
Instead, you feel a gnawing at the heart,
Perhaps because you know where you've gone wrong,
Purporting to be whole when you are part,
Unable yet to simply sing along,
Restored to worship by the grace of song.




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