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
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
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!