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Winged Victory


Jim Colyer

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It's a Greek statue
Half in ruins
Arms missing
Headless virgin
A relic from ancient Greece
But still a modern idea
Somehow it expresses
The sense of loss we feel

Winged Victory
The good times fly away
They don't last forever
Success has its day
It dissolves before our eyes
It slides into history
Disappears like a bird
Winged Victory

I thought I had arrived
Earned my degree
Then I learned
About entropy
A modern day Sisyphus
It all went in the ground
All of my achievements
Were meant to tumble down

Winged Victory
The good times fly away
They don't last forever
Success has its day
It dissolves before our eyes
It slides into history
Disappears like a bird
Winged Victory

I stood helplessly by
Steeped in pain
As my marriage
Went down the drain
I lost my job and house
They took away my son
I nearly lost my mind
Before the courts were done

Winged Victory
The good times fly away
They don't last forever
Success has its day
It dissolves before our eyes
It slides into history
Disappears like a bird
Winged Victory

Bridge:
Civilizations
Rise and fall
Leaving us to ask
Is this all?
Human condition
Reality
Curse our situation
Mortality

Organ

We're like Ozymandias
Our works lay in the sand
Testaments to decay
A decadence so grand
Living for the future
Working like slaves
Everything so futile
As we face the grave

Winged Victory
The good times fly away
They don't last forever
Success has its day
It dissolves before our eyes
It slides into history
Disappears like a bird
Winged Victory

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