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O, Youth of Today

Rev up your engines
  O, youth of today
The challenge before you
  Is to find a smooth way

To ease out the old
  and bring in the new
Without transforming the world
  to a dark witch's brew

You've seen what can happen
  when we cave in to emotion
The protests of Summer 2020
  dissolving into unbridled explosions

Where he who shouts loudest
  or longest claims victory
Wherein Seattle, Portland, Austin
  and Richmond are awfully sorry

Please equip yourselves well
  Mark the landscape of the age
Your hand steady on the wheel
  of Improvement - not rage


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