There was a state that lost its head

 

There was a state that lost its head.

It lost its head and then its heart.

It lost its heart and then its words,

the words it lived by from the start.

 

There was a state that lost its words,

the words it needed for its heart.

It lost the heart that made the head.

Without a head, it fell apart.

– David Morphet 2014