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We had
Such great plans.

We saw the wall
Being torn down.

We saw borders
Become blurred.

We saw cultures
Meld together.

We saw men walk
On the Moon.

We saw the future
Right within our grasp.

But all that was
Before the flood.

Fear cowled under a shield
Of proud ignorance
And self-righteous hate.

Our fleeting moment of illusion,
Was swept away
And drowned
As we impotently watched
From our cages
Of debt
And disillusion.

Should we try to learn to swim?

Do we drown too?

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