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We Know This in Our Hearts

By Bruce Clifford

Many years from now
Those who are left standing will wonder how
What did we leave for them
What did we save for them

It's not like radiation doesn't leak from the sky
It's not like economics are going to keep us alive
It's not like foreign policy has found peace in our hearts
It's not like any other day, and we knew this from the start
We know this in our hearts

Maybe we should blame each other
Maybe we should take the fall
Maybe we should try to discover
Maybe we are dead after-all

Maybe greenhouse gases are melting the ice away
It's not like false promises have ever carried any weight
Maybe science fiction is the ultimate way to fly
It's not like a chain reaction where most of us come to die

It's not like radiation doesn't leak from the sky
It's not like economics are going to keep us alive
It's not like foreign policy has found peace in our hearts
It's not like any other day, and we knew this from the start
We know this in our hearts

Those who are left standing will wonder
What did we teach them in the end
Did we show them how to learn from desire
Or did we light this world on fire

3/16/12 Bruce Clifford


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