August 25th, 2006

Poet

in dreams gone by

In Sorrow's halls did soldiers sit,
thinking hard, on glories gone by.
What good is liberty and justice,
beneath a bleak and hopeless sky?

Foreign winds were unappealing,
and domestic weather unpolite.
What foolishness led the soldiery
into this backwards fight?

An age ago, the fighters thought,
their ranks would have been hailed;
pennants paraded, artillery cheered...
Where had their orders failed?

When General Greed and Corporal Interest
took control of all the battles,
these patriots, these soldiers proud,
became little more than chattle.

So it went, for many years;
"The Good Fight" always fought.
But those who decided "good" and "bad",
had morals which could be bought.

The leaders' hands were crimson-soiled,
their agendas dripped with blood.
Who cared of the life of innocents,
in the face of all the spoils?

Eventually, the general said,
to his henchmen, all crooked louts:
"Our way should be the only way,
lets stamp all the others out."

Then the end came crashing down;
away burned all the soldiers' sorrows.
Before their glances made it up,
their barracks became their barrows.

The day was won! Or was it lost?
By zealots, kings, and madmen...
For along with all the others,
the leaders also found their ends.

On bleakest plains of glass and ash
hell-winds sent devils out a-dance.
But in the wake of their stirring gait,
seed, sun, and sky found chance.

New hope was born, sweet rains returned,
the end was not as it seemed.
For what are endings, but new beginnings,
roaring on in tomorrows yet undreamed?

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Queez

i could not bear the thought of a broken-hearted gefiltebitch

all y'all are getting the devil's rejects of the "A queez", since i don't have time to parse 'D'. the mood i am in, if i posted it, it would be the last quiz i ever got a response on. once again, this is an A queez, part deux.

Poll #806836 quiz title

What is the largest state in the USA?

What is the surname of the American jazz trumpeter and singer who was born in New Orleans, numbered"Satchmo" and "Pops" among his nicknames?

The comic French cartoon hero created by Goscinny and Uderzo: a pintsized, moustachioed Gaul who does his best to keep the Romans at bay.

The surname of a twentieth-century American entertainer who danced in many film musicals with partners such as Ginger Rogers.

What is another name for the deposition of sulphuric and nitric acids onto land or water by rainwater?

What is the citadel of Athens on which the Parthenon and the Erechtheum stand?

What is the name of the nocturnal African burrowing mammal with a thick set body, large snout and donkey-like ears?

Name the potent, bitter liqueur distilled from wormwood and flavored with a variety of herbs. It has a distinct anise flavor and is 68 percent alcohol.

What is the name of the ancient counting device that is considered by most to be the first computer?

What is the name of the developmental disability that results from a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain? It is characterized by the abnormal development of communication skills, social skills, and reasoning.

This legendary island is allegedly somewhere in the British Isles, famous for its beautiful apples.

What is the world's smallest continent?