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Friday, August 3, 2012

Listening to that Terrible Beauty

Listening to that Terrible Beauty

Flowery words with all promise of hope:

All created equal except the poor

The enslaved and the incarcerated

What else it requires of existence

But blood of the lambs and blood of the babes

Fructified by wide misery and rage

It yields as its Gavel and evidence

Lawless disorder announced from a bench

precedent to precedent made virtue

denial obscured as of decadence

was never true, nor just, nor merciful

Pleasing in words what the body endures

Tormented and tortured, yet good appears.

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