A CITIZEN’S LAMENT ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
Liberty- her flame still burns.. Though flickering.
In winds of terror I pledge allegiance- “One nation under God”… Though waning.
In the wake of division I trust in E Pluribus Unum- Reality… Not rhetoric.
Our fathers knew… We speculate.
Valor and values Replaced by vanities.
Do you not see?
Political correctness… And undermining apathy...
Parties Merging In malice and deceit.
The price of patriot’s blood calls from the grave: “Where is thy crown of good O Brotherhood?”
“Rise up! Rise up! Flee Comfort’s crippling arms. With passion kiss sweet Liberty’s lips of truth. Rest not till freedom reigns from shore to shore And Constitution’s right to life be sure.”
Star spangled banner still yet wave As fireworks salute our fallen brave
by Charlie Fusco