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The Marathon

Charles Gordon Fawcett 1945 (Mission British Columbia)

I came upon a sunlit dream
Reality of time .
Moving in the shadows
Of a place I cannot find .

I came upon a prophet
Of the future space to be .
A member of the stock exchange
A banking man to see .

His stocks and bonds and dividends
Weigh heavy on his mind.
As he plods along the city streets
A place where he might hide .

From the taxes and the people
From the truth he cannot see .
He's running through the city streets .
A man without a dream.

A crooked man a blind man ,
A peace he cannot find .
For the stocks and bonds and dividends
Weigh heavy on his mind .
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