A Fallen Nation

 

A national anthem about a historical battle,

flag stripes of bandages and blood.

Our land lies between two great seas,

with people swept in an immigrant flood.

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A lady holds up a torch, above her crowned head,

inviting diversity applicants, from lands far away.

While many legal hopefuls wait their turn,

thousands of illegal aliens, are encouraged to stay.

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Our racial divide, is like a mighty mountain,

tunnels don’t work and neither does a road.

Differences tax our slow march to unity.

piling excess baggage; a heavy load.

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Unless, we can find common ground,

there is little hope, for this rainbow nation,

Lady Liberty will leave and never return,

and the land we love, will face social damnation.

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Poem by David Andre Davison

 

 

 

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