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The Great Illusionist

The Great Illusionist
You tried to defeat the beast 
But failed to bring them your truth and virtue 
The people’s hearts showed no mercy
The master servant of the people 
And all they did was put you on the highest steeple 
The steeple of shame and dishonour 
The hypocrisy installed its father 
And the whip, its main device 
And now in these modern times 
Far from your glory past 
We are all tamed by the same structure, system and class
Your words do live on though greatly misunderstood 
And now in such worlds divided we are lost 
Lost without our guide and your guidance 
Removed from your whispers and philosophy 
Distilled in absolute silence 
But thank you for trying and being exceptional in your deeds 
We only can take your words though, assumptions mislead 
And when we go about our business as slaves within the boundaries 
Of this order we can only blame ourselves 
For our ignorance, selfishness and cowardice 
We ourselves have clamped our lives 
With sins, troubles and strife 
We put ourselves on the sacrifice of falsehood 

Copyright © Paul Knight-Kirby

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  1. Date: 6/14/2012 7:37:00 PM

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 4:34:00 PM
    Interesting work penned..Sara