⚜ In my own country I am in a far-off land ⚜ I am strong but have no force or power ⚜ I win all yet remain a loser ⚜

In my own country I am in a far-off land
I am strong but have no force or power
I win all yet remain a loser
At break of day I say goodnight
When I lie down I have a great fear
Of falling.

a translation of a 15th century poem,
Ballade du concours de Blois,
by François Villon

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