Velvet America

Dear Father
Don't forgive me I know what I have done
And I have heard your words of truth
The sun burns me and I know that you have heard me
And I cannot bear this cross any longer
In my hour of need you have forsaken me
I am your Daughter...

Dear Father
Please release me I know the price of the path that I take
And I have confessed my sins I do it every day
And every day we look into the eyes of the Beast
Freewill has made the choice for me do not save me
This is my final hour and
You shall hear my voice
I am your Daughter... Dear Father...

These are the dreams in Velvet America
You can't do anything just watch them swing on the wind
Out to sea...Just a moment in the whispers
Of our destiny...
These are the dreams in Velvet America
Feel the power of the circle joining hands
A final chapter in this would be promised land...

I guard the ocean with arms to the sky
Pulling down on shooting stars
An American witch with master's eyes
I see the signs of a pact that cannot be broken
I see a storm forming over us
I see a dragon...I am your Daughter
Dear Father

I am salvation as I hold out my hands
To a nation under the twin towers that be
For the kings of queens that hide away in the alleyways
Of Northern Albany... I have seen your children
And I hold out my hand to a long lost brother
Swimming in the sea of lies
I am your Sister... Dear Brother...

We live in the dreams of Velvet America
You can't do anything just watch them swing on the wind
Out to sea...Just a moment in the whispers
Of our destiny...
These are the dreams in Velvet America
Feel the power of the circle joining hands
A final chapter in this would be promised land...

I pledge allegiance to this land
The United States of America
And to the republic for which it stands
One nation under creation
Indivisible with liberty and justice
And the meek shall inherit it all
Divided we fall...


( A footnote for those readers who might notice the
twin towers reference in this poem. Oddity of it is I wrote
this in October of 1997, long before 911 would yet come
to be known for the bombing of the Twin Towers. I guess
everyone has at least day when they accidentally become
a prophet, LOL. Blake4d )

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

That is a beautiful poem, Blake. I would be interested to know what your inspiration was when you were writing it. There is a sense of dedication, of reliability, of nuturing in the words. Give me your tired, your weak...When I read it, I have visions of the Statue of Liberty. I have no idea if that was your intent but that is where it points me. Thanks for a good write! WB


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin

What a beautiful tribute to our country!

I think you are probably a lot more psychic that what you give yourself credit for. How many people used the term "twin towers" until after 911?

One thing is for sure Blakeford, you have an incredible talent! I hope you put all your poems together and get them published!


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

I remember this about my inspiration WB. It was about a week after the LA riots in 96 when the name Velvet America came to me and got jotted down in a notebook. Basically when I finally was inspired to write something to the title that had been nagging me for more than a year, I would say you hit many of the topics that were in my mind, but mainly an attempt to describe the unified discord that seems to drive America forward as a nation. And yes still trying to incorporate the internal struggle that all of us as Americans face daily, even the worst intetioned of us believes ourselves to be patriotic in a sense, all of us are the meek inheritors of this land. I like what you said as well very much, Thanx for the honest reading of my work.

And Magnoliazz thanx as I have said to you many times, you get me very well. Thanx to everyone this is one of better poetic works. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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KFlippin 6 years ago from Amazon

Powerful, and should be promoted to a wider audience. Velvet America....a compelling read, you have to go back and read it again and again, because you feel as though an essence a fear a truth is within your words, a foreboding one, a fore-telling -- which apparently it was and remains.


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx for your kind and well stated praise KF, such is always appreciated. I shall have to consider 'promoting to a wider audience' this is not one that I expected such rave responses. But that shows what I know. LOL. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


dreamreachout 5 years ago

Blake, my salute to your great country!!

As for the prophesy part, I know that you are very capable of prophesising more and in that context looking forward to see how your views go regarding the mayan prophesy!!

Cheers!!


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

DR you are my torch carrier, If I am a prophet even for a minute it is because of those that have faith in me like yourself. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx to everyone who supported this hub. I am very proud of it. Have revised the images for 2012. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Keep on Hubbing everybody. Blake4d


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blake4d 2 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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blake4d 2 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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blake4d 2 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Blessings to all of America's Armed Forces on Memorial Day, today and everyday...keep on hubbing. Blake4d

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