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The righteous wind when we can sense it is renewable each day

Whether anything about Sandy can be denoted righteous
there is no doubt that wind in texts from time immemorial
has been seen as a means of renewal and reactivation
We are nearing the end of a campaign
in which hope has been twisted by means of lies
and just as the final hour of reckoning nears
a wind influenced by the very acts that signal doom
descends and lays waste to a large swath of our nation
I devoutly hope that the result will be the elimination from
the national system of the virus of lies so obvious
that hopefully even those who pay little mind
to politics will see it
If things go in the direction of a revival of hope
then we may detect that even in the seeds of this disaster
some seeds of righteousness are present
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