Here We Go Again

Here we are

And here we go

And here we go again

All the shields

And all the walls

And all the fighting men

Are falling like a mighty tower

Before a stronger wind

Here we are

And here we go

Who’ve seen it all before

Flowers laugh

As kingdoms fall

To chaos, plague, and war

Here we are

And we the earth

Will drink your blood again

Tramp us down

Or change our face

We will always win

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Loosely inspired by the superior work of Carl Sandburg, which I feel beholden to share here:

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work—
                                          I am the grass; I cover all.
And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
                                          What place is this?
                                          Where are we now?
                                          I am the grass.
                                          Let me work.
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