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Somebody once told me
There's a statue in the Gobi
That's mostly gone from over the knees
Visage lying in the sand
With a sneer of cold command
Cuz the sculptor knew how to please

Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Empires falling and statues crumbling
Check out the words he left behind
On the statue in the desert that nobody can find:

Hey now, you're a big shot, you think you're so big
Well I'm Ozymandias and look what *I* did

All that's left there is sand
Only shooting stars light the land

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@ranjit
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozymandias

@Ranjit
"My name is Ozymandius,
King Of Ants!
Look upon my feelers,
ye termites, and despair!
I am the biggest ant
you'll ever see!
The ants of old
weren't half as bold,
or brave or fierce as me!"
–Monty Python

@ranjit this is bringing back meteorites from English 1 in college

@ranjit I saw this stolen on Twitter so I thought I’d come here and give you praise in the place of its original publication

@ranjit How long were you working on this to make it work so well?

@Hazelcrazygoatlady not at all, please share the results if you’re up for it!

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