The World Is Not Sufficiently in Order

Music: Aria Variata, BVW989, Variation #1.
by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Performed by Brendan Kinsella at the Free Music Archive
under a Copyright-Only Dedication license.

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The world is not sufficiently in order,
However much one wishes it were so.
Everyone likes to think that they are loyal,
Yet find that there are times they cannot be,
Even as I'm loyal by design.
All I want and do is by design,
Reducing what disorder there might be,
Offering the hope that, if I'm loyal,
Fortune will be fair, and what I sow
Today I'll reap in time and proper order.
Heroes are the sentinels of order,
Ever vigilant to live just so:
Dependable, consistent, honest, loyal
Overseers of what ought to be,
Given the chaos deep in the design.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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