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		<sup>1:45<abbr>pm</abbr> • 2012</sup>
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<h1>The Word to End All Words</h1>
<p>
	Like a black monolith you stand.<br />
	Thy fearful symmetry.
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	Upon you is engraved a single word; a magic word,<br />
	More powerful than the utterance of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Witch" rel="external">Jadis</a>,
	the queen of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charn" rel="external">Charn</a>,<br />
	who ended all life in her world by the
	<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deplorable_Word" rel="external">Deplorable Word</a>.
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	It is a word they do not understand.<br />
	From birth they have not known it.<br />
	It has not been taught, and neither has it been searched for.
</p><p>
	By your word kingdoms have been flattened,<br />
	Dynasties felled, endless wars begun.<br />
	Lives torn apart and thrown asunder.
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	They do not know how to comprehend it.<br />
	It confuses them, frustrates them.<br />
	They bash against you, enraged at your silence.<br />
</p><p>
	<q>Why do you not respond!?</q>
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	But you do not respond.<br />
	Your silence causes all their machinations to fall apart;<br />
	The noise their livelihoods have come to depend upon.
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	When your silence has drowned out their noise,<br />
	Then peace and quiet will ring out everywhere.<br />
	For you are the word to end all words: No.
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