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I've been rereading series by Robert Jordan, one of my favorites. This poem/song stuck out to me. If you aren't familiar, Aes Sedai are a faction within the story that are like the overarching big watchers, big govt, big corporation types that try to control the world.

I thought it was a fitting poem for the times.

Give me your trust, said the Aes Sedai

For on my shoulders, I support the sky

Trust me to know, and to do what is best,

And I will take care of the rest.

But

trust is the color of a dark seed growing,

Trust is the color of a heart’s blood flowing,

Trust is the color of a soul’s last breath,

Trust is the color of death.

Give me your trust, said the queen on her throne

For I must bear the burden all alone

Trust me to know, and to judge, and to rule

And no man will think you a fool.

But trust is the sound of a grave-dog’s bark,

Trust is the sound of betrayal in the dark,

Trust is the sound of a soul’s last breath,

Trust is the sound of death.

@herag
I'm going to have to look that up. Like I really need more books added to my to-read pile! Oh well... thanks anyway.

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