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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 6. June 3rd, 1948

The Lost

The Lost

We are lost
We can never find ourselves again
for we have gone too far along the path that has no return and wander on
groping thru the morass that is our only path
for we shall never see the light again,
the silent spheres roll on above
absolute complete eternal
permanent memorials of man 's failure
they have seen all
they have known all
they will watch on long after we have gone
still here and there a spark of life i seen
wavering in the breeze
but fanned by the dying spirit of men
who are lost
the earth with all its blackened crops lies still
stark ruins blindly poke a finger beam up to the sky
wisps of smoke
eddying wildly
never a bird stirring
in this lost city
and this is all that is left
for we are lost
we have crossed the great division
taken the furtherest step
and there will be no change when we die.

P. C. Cotton