It’s what they say, isn’t it?

That history must be remembered

So it won’t be repeated

But that hardly works in life

Warfare and butchery are nothing new

And certainly not forgotten

But still it happens again and again

Preying of rich upon poor

Injustice in courts of law

Inscribed in texts from ancient times

And still it goes on

Man’s inhumanity to man

explained away as part

Of a grand and mighty plan

And what’s a little damage along the way

When the ends justify the means

Civilizations rise and fall

And new ones replace them

So, in spite of all the books in the world

History will always repeat

A broken record hiccupping through eternity.

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