The Fate of the Ivory Tower

The sun rays descended like a golden shower
Upon sacred red ground of a virgin nation.
And from the earth sprung forth an ivory tower
That was built upon a black foundation.

The black base was but slightly maintained,
Though the ivory tower stood upon it for years.
And though some in the ivory tower complained,
Their exhortations fell upon deaf ears.

One day the foundation began to crumble,
Though the tower appeared steadfast upon the ground.
And when the architects heard the crescendo-like rumble
The mighty ivory tower came crashing down.

 

 

by Phillip McCullough Jr.

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