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Making History - A Poem

Updated on April 11, 2012

A shot heard ‘round the world

A day that will live in infamy

Soldiers plant a flag unfurled

Millions dead to bigotry

Shackled men are emancipated

Give me liberty or give me death

No representation indicated

In history, I shall hold my breath

We are told there’s nothing to fear

That we can all share a dream

As lady liberty sheds a tear

Two twins fall with deafening screams

I roll by the amber waves of grain

And see the ghosts done in by hate

Ring the liberty bell again

And free us from our chaotic state

For we must look through others eyes

So history we do not repeat

And shield us from the damning lies

That hides the truth and deceit

Now we stand at a precipice

A puzzle to unravel

A solution to clean up our mess

I’ll take the road less traveled


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      alityfiction 5 years ago from Vancouver, WA

      I'm not big on rhyming generally, but the prevailing meter keeps it together. My only note is that I think there might be a subject/verb issue on "And shield us from the damning lies / That hideS the truth and deceit." Lies is plural, I keep reading it and thinking it should be "damning lies / that hide."

      Otherwise, good work.