And at last when all subtlety had been lost
  All championing their own in ways that would have been at best belittled by those before
  with little merit each
  Dead became the way.

Cherished forever in the previous ages

  reduced to some outmoded formula in the now.
  The path of honor, humility, and good
  revised as useless.
  What had remained from previous revolutions
  was so certainly misunderstood
  and only greed could code the souls of (wo)men
  or so it was thought.
    - Pasadena, California, October 29, 2015