Indifference built the walls that locked creativity in.
Self-interest added the wire that compounded that sin.
Expression was apprehended as complacency swallowed the keys
And there was no public trial, and no one listened to the pleas.
Innocence was the next to fall trampled and crushed.
As to the deviance of wickedness all had rushed.
Greed played its hand, and what a hand it held.
Untiringly, invitingly, until all felt compelled.
Step forward compassion with the purest of heart.
“Where do we begin?” it said. “Where do we start?
The battles have been lost that’s true,
But the war is yet to end.
We must stand together as one
And this world we must defend.
This world existed before us and will survive beyond our years.
Put away your diffidence and shed no more tears.
Imagination will be our sword, expressing our eloquent speech,
And innocence it will be you that bursts through their breach.
That which those four bearers of evil has bestowed upon us all
Is now ended and this will be our rallying call:
…….We must conquer and divide. We must succeed this day.
That will be our pledge of allegiance to the God to whom we pray.”
Hope was recalled where deep in memories it lie.
It joined the side of righteousness and they raised their banner high.
The skirmish was uneven as virtue won the day.
The forces of evil were vanquished and sent far, far away.
But this was just a dream you see, a dream within my mind,
Hypnotic fantasies hanging on a line!
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