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Bravest of the World

Updated on August 31, 2015
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No more supplanting the acrid

And vilest visions of tears.

To seek the apex of the mount

To conquer the silent fears.


To eradicate the sordid continental slurs

And open forever the weighty door,

The most staunch and profound cavaliers

Sequestered in silence about to explore.


Errant winds avail the dawn of hope

As the proud Carolina Wren feeds her tiny brood.

May the castigations of the saints of sin

Toil in the same field as the wayward crude.


The winds of change blow dust across the plains

Though silence falls for the right of the masses,

Those that care not for their brother’s peace,

Ardent fire overtakes the amber rye grasses.


Dare you not waste time before the setting sun?

The harbingers of night are nonplussed and cold,

What was once a land of purity and prosperity

Is now barren, parched, and uncontrolled.


The catalyst was ignored like the changing climate,

Yet the seeds of passion were thrown to the sea,

Then the overburdened curtain violently fell,

And all was left to be shouldered by Illuminati.


Take back your rights as the custodians of the earth

Waste not the organics of the seeds of plenty,

Pick up those rusted plows and rotted straw hats

The dented canteens of yesteryear, no longer empty.


The voices of the past will teach you again

And scions of fortitude branch from the apple tree,

Yet hard work will leave your hands aching

But you’ll understand the true meaning of liberty.


As days turn into nights and the fruits of labor grow

Humanity will once again become what it used to be

And we’ll regain those positive thoughts that once were,

To return to the land of the strong and home of the free.

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    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, swalia!

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      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      A lovely poem with an inspiring message!

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, teaches! I just try to call it the way that I see it and get others to think about life the way it surrounds them. Thanks so much for your support.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      2 years ago

      Your message is strong and brings a truth to our present day events. You certainly have a talent for writing poetry with depth.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Lawrence. Let's see what I can find next.

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      Lawrence Hebb 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      This was a great poem! And very thought provoking.

      Lawrence

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Larry, thanks for the kudos, but poetry really isn't my speciality. Glad that you liked it.

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      Larry Rankin 

      2 years ago from Oklahoma

      You're such a skilled poet. I enjoyed this a great deal.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Dave! Thanks for reading, and we'll see what crops up next. Happy birding!

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      Dave 

      2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi Deb, once again your skill shines through with this powerful and nostalgic poetry which I loved. Well done my friend.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Gypsy Rose Lee. There must be hope, for without it, we have nothing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Loved this. A most dramatic poem with a positive message of hope.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      ChitrangadaSharan, thanks so much for your support. We can all do great things if we set our minds to them, as well as live them.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      A very powerful and important message through this beautifully expressed poem. Like your other wonderful hubs this also has conveys a very important message to be read by everyone.

      Sharing therefore on HP. Congratulations for your well deserved Hubbie award as well!

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Cris(sheepish grin). I can always find something, eh?

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Sha! Glad that you liked it. I was hoping that the words resonated well.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, JR! Thanks for reading and I will catch you on the flip side.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks Patricia. I appreciate you being here.

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      CrisSp 

      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Very impressive selection and use of words. Powerful and brilliant. Hail to the author!

      Love from the sky~

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Deb, I just love your poetry. You share such heartfelt messages that need to be heard by all. Love this, piece my friend!

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      JR Krishna 

      2 years ago from India

      A strong message through beautiful words

      Enjoyed it...

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Wow....'the voices of the past will teach you again.' Let us hope so.

      Awesome no need to add any extra words...

      Angels are headed your way this morning ps

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Linda! Congrats on yours, too. This piece hit me while I was on my way to work. I had to quickly get some paper and a pen there. I was able to jot down several stanzas, then finished it at a later date. It's hard when material hits at an inopportune time, but I managed to get some of it done at the time.

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a dramatic poem that contains an important message, Deb. Thanks for sharing it. Congratulations on your Hubbie award, too!

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Billy, I guess we'll have to amass a collection of poetry and dole it out when required.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, John, I think so. The sooner that we get back to the basics and stop relying on what there is out there, I think we might become healthier.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      manatita, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Here's to a good world...

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hard work equals liberty....I like that thought, Deb, and you know how much I love your poetry. My only complaint is you don't write enough of it.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I loved the theme of this powerful poem and your excellent word use impressed me, Deb. This is a lifestyle I am trying to get back to and a message that needs to be spread far and wide.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      A strong and passionate poem, my dear Friend Deb. I like it. Nice and loving change and great poetry also. In Love and Light. -Manatita

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Jackie! That's what this country once was made of, years ago, flag and all.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, perspy. As the old saying goes, a little good old-fashioned work never hurt anybody.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good Deb; I think it could be your best yet and of course it is my favorite style! It is a message many of us here love; I am sure. I could see our flag too as it ended.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      This is like the good poetry I studied in prep-school and college! It has surprised me some, for before your deep thoughts seemed to center on the characteristics of a different plumage.

      Well done my aviannovice. Soon to be properly recognized by the many other inhabitants of Hubberville, patriots all.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Faith Reaper. I think if we get back to the basics, we'll basically feel better. Thanks for all the shares.

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      Faith Reaper 

      2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Deb,

      Your powerful message should be heard throughout the land! All sorts of visuals came to my mind while reading your expressive words. Brilliant poetry as always, which a message all should heed. We certainly need to get back to our roots and realize that hard work reaps much. Sharing everywhere

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Missy! Nothing is completely one or the other. It's a give-and-take situation for most things. Thanks for reading.

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      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      This poem was great! It had it all; it was dark, but with an inspiring message of hope all rolled into it. I loved it! Wonderful! :)

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