Jury's Still Out, I Guess, on Democracy

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Jury's still out, I guess, on democracy.
Unfortunately, it ever will be so.
Let go the wished-for verdict, let it go,
Yielding to a sure uncertainty.
False democracies continually
Overrun wherever laws can't grow.
Underneath our waves, an undertow
Returns our hopes for freedom to the sea.
The forecast even here now threatens pain --
Here, where we must rise again, again.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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By Erik Satie. Music free to use at YouTube.



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