Ode For The Common Man

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure dome decree
But lofty thoughts were led astray
By withered minds too blind to see

Now comes the ancient mariner
With grim tales yet untold
Of troubadours and knights of yore
Cast on a cross of gold

Their trust they place in graven words
Their sophists speak to lie
But those whom force of law can make
Can law of force defy

In England’s green and pleasant land
Man thinking heard that Grecian sound
And he allowed that hearth and home
Should n’er be harmed by clerk or gnome

In truth and justice will we live
With hope and honour in our breast
Out out damn mystics let us be
Farms for people towns for free

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