Beware of Inequalities Too Wide

Music: Preludes and Fugues, Book 1, Prelude No. 8 in E Flat Minor.
by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Performed by Carlos Gardels at the Free Music Archive
under a Copyright-Only Dedication license.

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Beware of inequalities too wide
And chasms that cannot be bridged by dreams.
Societies fray first along the seams,
Then rip apart, exposing rot inside.
In chaos hopes for liberty abide;
Life in its Edenic newness gleams;
Longing is more brutal than it seems;
Ecstatic demons 'cross the wastelands glide.
Do, then, recall the day of the Bastille
As one whose burst of glory would reveal
Yearnings that would stain the turning tide.

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