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The dim torchlight

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The dim torchlight

I never dreamed, but I 
dared
To hold the torch and 
light it
I never said that I cared
But I let the night be lit

I thought that it was easy
To spread the beams of 
torchlight
So that young people 
could see
The antidote for twilight

My clutching fingers held 
strong
Each had their own 
aptitude
But they could not work 
for long
And with the same 
altitude

The torch truly had its 
weight --
I and they felt the 
numbing
Worsened by an empty 
plate
And our stomach 
muttering

This deadened arm 
found cure
In the cold mediocrity
And in the hot flame 
then pure
Put out by dishonesty

I never thought it would 
be
A light to help in one's 
quest
For truth and to make 
him see
Dimly that we lost the 
best

Futile is the torch that 
glows
Vaguely in this chancy 
time
A crag is near, no one 
knows
Letting one trip is a crime

The dim torchlight which 
we hold
Makes the night even 
darker
For the promises it told
Whose success is yet 
yonder

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