Still Life

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Still Life  (or A Lament for 2016)

 Here at flower fall

  Where the petal lies

   The sun can shine

    and the birds can sing

 But I cannot be happy today

 There where books are bound

  There where dance is held

   The waving poppy waves goodbye

 And cannot be happy today

 The market road is high and hard

  And there he waits to mark his card

   The thunder cracks, a blade reveals

    A moment in a still life

 Now that reason rests

  grace cannot remain

   boors and cheats

   surround us now

 I cannot be happy today

 The brand new land the mob has won

  Cannot survive the being done

   Fools and liars lead us now

    Our glory is behind us

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