Abraham and a Flag .........

Once upon a life I dreamt of heros and in
the heroes some stoic calling
In youth be mindfull of the challenges of
the kind ....... of where idealists go crawling

At the fall of the civil war..... Richmond on a
death nell .....a soldier rode hard
To a fallen capital with the defeated
and dieing strewn about the yard

He ran to the top of the building and hoisted
a thirty six star flag in victorious call
And standing aside and watching we had long
feared that war was all

Though only days later another flag would be
folded to Lincolns pillow
One more flag to be stained with irony
in the shadow of a willow

The unfurling of the idealists......the counting of
stars on flags stained red
The waste of mankind ......of home
now the country lies dead

Will we do it again .......split in two the
child ......the heart ......the nation
Or remain as one......one nation... one heart
a simple contemplation



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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

ahorseback, this really is one of your best poems. The heart of a hero must lie within the people that make up a nation and a family. We all must bring forth our stoic calling and save this great country we call home. Beautiful indeed.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello my dear Hyphenbird, Thank you , you said it girl!.......;-]


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

The nature of humans is to be somewhat split apart. The genius of our country is to find ways for those split apart to function as one country.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Dahoglund, greetings , I agree , except that the two party part of it seems to isolate the individuals control of government from those ruining it. how do we regain control as voters? Is it called the eight percent solution when those picking jurors for trial only have to insure that they find the one juror who will never agree with anyone even a majority! :-} where does it go from here?!......:-}


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

To put it in a nutshell.I think we have to work at cutting down the size of the central government.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

United we stand, divided we fall. I hope we all can come together again. I vote with my heart, hoping my heart is right...Loved your poetry..Thank you..


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Dahoglund , As well as city ,state levels of government.!

I'm not sure the masses will go for it...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Always Exploring, I think that as long as YOU vote your heart , we all win! Thank you my dear!...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Mahua, Well thank you my new friend ! I'm glad that you shared with me......:-}

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