Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Global History of Revolution

A coded favor is offered by the earth
Two torn sticks wound with bark and the mud of the river
This secret was first shared with a few
To borrow from life something of magic or beauty made it valuable
It was kept then in the temple and later in the palace
For a very long time the soldiers guarded it without knowing what they were doing
It was never shared but the forces of its creation were understood by others outside the palace
Unable to make copies the holders of knowledge took power
The palace was opened and the secret spilled upon the ground
The next day the streets were cleared.

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