ONCE! ! !
by Ali Rahimi
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.