Ant Smith

Mortality

Star Light, Star Bright

Star light, star bright

I wish I may have the wish I wish tonight

Star light, star bright

I wish I may have the wish I wish tonight

How many cruel put downs, and lives lived pointless

Does it take to make, a society glorious?

How many deep shadows must one hero cast

How small is the difference between the good and the bad?

And false is the promise of hard work and hope

What do you think's gonna happen

when you win gold

And how short is your life and how long is the road

And how bitter's the poison of your hard won goal?

Old war heroes end up in toothless old grumbles

Casanova's reduced to back alley fumbles

Athletes are forgotten when they finally stumble

The back passage of time leaves all of us humbled

On our backs it could be that society shines

For society consumes the best of our lives

Make no mistake, that's why we strive

To be soon forgotten,

and then buried alive

Star light, star bright

I will not go gently into that good night

Star light, star bright

I will not go gently into that good night

Mortality