Friday, November 26, 2010

Liberty Is Rusting

Liberty Is Rusting

By the dawn’s early light I see the stripes running red
Is this our last Twilight under our rusting sovereignty
Our glory reflected in a muddy vein of black gold
O’er the land of the enslaved and the home of the Police state
Our blood is awash with polluted ideology that has us sold.

What happened to the Freeman and our Just cause
While war’s desolation has entered our homes, our spirit
We take refuge in our dreams of the American past
Wishing this would all just go away, far away from our Land
Havoc of war and confusion are slowly ripping us in half

For Patriot’s voice and spacious skies so beautiful
For Natives lost and Sins unredeemed
Our Life, Liberty, and Eminent Domain
Are trampled on by the most traitorous, treacherous
Will our Creator forgive our impudence and hate

America, America, our Republic bleeds from the inside
Our grace is lost; crying and is echoing from sea to shining sea
Where is our brotherhood that brought us such goodness
Our immigrant’s blood, sweat and tears are met now with strife
Greed and contempt for Liberty has tainted our nobleness

Thine alabaster cities dreary, dimmed by the tears of lost hope
Our Patriot dream sees our Liberty is rusting away
Will we not mend ev’ry flaw and bring Liberty back in Law
Will we not see what all our heroes’ dead had seen
Can we not be impassion’d for the hope and future they saw

R. William Holzkopf Jr.
Copyright © 2010 R. William Holzkopf Jr.

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