William Chaplar Poems
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Civil War Ballad
America, America, sweet land of liberty.
But how could you so easily condone captivity?
Abolition was the call for half the citizenry.
The other half seemed well content with gross iniquity.
We kept a delicate balance between slave states and free,
with neither side prepared to give ground in this rivalry.
In states like Kansas, blood was shed to fight disparity.
And 1850's compromise caused animosity.
A book by Harriet Beecher Stowe stopped ambiguity.
Her anti-slavery message enjoyed popularity.
Five years later, Dred Scott's case was an atrocity,
Be One Of Those That Do
We tend to gripe a lot about how bad things have become.
But all we're really doing is beating an age-old drum.
The many need to emulate the actions of the few.
'Cause it's not so much what we say but, rather, what we do.
We like to blame the government for causing all the trouble.
And maybe that's the reason that the nation's on the bubble.
Instead of trashing Washington and being red or blue,
just stop praising the ones that say and honor those that do.