Dr. Charles A Stone
Wherefore America - Poem by Dr. Charles A Stone
The walls of the empire are thick
and strong, hardened by the dried
blood of generations of youth who
have sacrificed for its endurance,
Made stronger still by the resolve
of its constitution and chapters of
binding laws that have evolved to
protect the rights of its citizenry.
But don't fool yourself to think
that the walls cannot be breached
by treachery or that the foundation
cannot be eroded by rabid promises.
Don't be lulled into a false sense
of security by those who would
turn the empire topsy-turvy for
their personal gain and advantage.
For wherever there are selfish and
ignoble persons who seek to control
others, the masses will be exploited
and made to serve the will of a few,
A few who claim executive privilege
and dance with the taxman while chains
of dependence are tightened and hope
for freedom crumbles like old plaster.
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