Another second ticks past
Another moment that won’t last
Time again yields to nothing new
Leaves behind victories and youth

Those who thought one life could change
Our world from scandal and pain
Belief that hope and desire
Would cast water upon the fire

Yet failures and callused minds
Bind with broken promises finding
Brilliant victories heralding
Vanquished limits and proclaiming

Without giving merit to those
Whose lives already tried and lost
Upon the battlefields
Of soil and polices

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