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Society

OBUBBLE blown on rotting seas of Crime!
Wan iridescence 'gendered of Decay,
Ignis fatuus whose fallacious ray
Dances a dance of death above the slime—
Beneath you lie the promises of Time,
The power, the pride, the hope of yesterday—
Magnificence of nations passed away
Like phantom puppets of forgotten mime.

What legioned valour beating bars of breath
Has stifled in your dungeons of Dismay!
What love shall sit in darkness for your sake
Till Hate no seas of sophistry can slake
Shall sweep your tainted loveliness away,
O bubble blown from bloated lips of Death!

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