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THE CHAIN OF EVENTS, by            
First Line: Down, down into that pit they slip
Last Line: Prevent our reaching for the moon!
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


Down, down into that pit they slip,
Those souls, once proud with haughty lip.
Each one clings to a hangman's rope,
A shriveled thong to hold his hope.

But long abuse saps strength away
And weakened string allows no play;
The fool lies on the bottom soon
And foolish, reaches for the moon.

But you and I -- ah, we are wise!
We shall not trick ourselves with lies.
Each day we'll strive to make our chain
A wee bit stronger for the strain.

What is that noise, a cracking kink?
God, save us from that weakened link!
Our last request, the only boon --
Prevent our reaching for the moon!





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