Ode to the Sound of Progress

What sound should sound the march of progress?
what beaten drum resounding? Bell rung, howling
out deeds done for all to hear and recognize
Ah Progress!

Hear, hear!
The mellifluous melodies, marking the march of progress!
How sweetly doth chords swing and sway to thine ear?
How beautiful the composition! Could this not be
but Progress?

O’ now, the horns blaring, with sound so concrete
That cannot tension but build, build, build!
Silence straining, sleep breaking, waking
to the Sound of Progress!


Raymond Lew

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