Mythos of Midas

Ancient columns in secluded ruins
Broken lie in far distant land nameless
A story lost and moral unproven
Have stayed their truth and themselves are blameless

In their prime the columns guarded a tale
Of a monarch destroyed and ethos lost
They testified to an idea that failed
That greater wealth greater happiness hosts

Crumbled palace in distant land nameless
Holds glitt'ring dust of an alien hue
Poison the vice of a man named Midas
Chokes the spirit and clouds the common view

Of a future where greed and gold do not
The hope and justice for all people blot