The Cornell Daily Sun

May 12, 2023

GUEST ROOM | The Crown

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At a time when

the world has lost its touch —

When the despot and the democrat

fail to resolve their strife, bringing war and suffering abroad  —

When the fired gun and the flaming globe

now claim lives with the callousness of cancer at home —

When the young man’s beer breath and profane word

take form as a new kind of polluted air in our neighborhoods —

When the human impulse for rebelliousness and temporary highs

replaces Dignity, Grace, and Duty —

There seems to be only one source of salvation.

Bejeweled, glimmering defiantly in spite of the day’s spring downpour

It takes the form of a mere accessory upon Charles’ peppered head.

A provider of some semblance of hope for a more level-headed global union.

The Crown.

Cameron Hines is a sophomore in the college of Industrial & Labor Relations. He can be reached at [email protected]. Comments can be sent to [email protected]. Guest Room runs periodically this semester.