Music: Sonata No. 1 in F Minor: Adagio.
By Ludwig von Beethoven.
Performed by Daniel Veesey at the Free Music Archive
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Seventy-five sustains an active life,
Engaging in the turmoil of his time.
Voices must be raised in speech and song
Embracing right, excoriating wrong,
Needed to cut through the mental grime
That veils one's vision of systemic strife.
Yet power comes to those whose will is strong.

For him the fight continues hard and long
In every vale where suffering is rife,
Vested in beliefs that make life shine
Even as he walks the picket line.

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