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Once!

ONCE! ! !
silence was once a disease, now a cure
brain was once the commander, now the slave
lie was once a sin, now a virtue
money was once filthy, now holy
power was once corrupt, now divine
beauty was once an asset, now a shame
love was once ideal, now a crime
knowledge was once power, now poison
music was once the norm, now the exception
War was once a disaster, now a bless
honesty was once the best policy, now stupidity.
ONCE................

by Ali Rahimi

Comments (2)

you are right.every thing change during the time.
War was once a disaster, now a bless honesty was once the best policy, now stupidity. ONCE..... contrasts...... using contrasts is a literary way accepted in literature. you are using it powerfully and sometimes very sarcastic....... love this poem and your ability to write, thank you dear poet. tony