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Tears for Freedom are Shed

Updated on November 10, 2013

Was Once so Grand

Honest Abe gives the last rites, If this scenario is to be merited.
Honest Abe gives the last rites, If this scenario is to be merited.
Dimmer times in this country
Dimmer times in this country
A darkening sky
A darkening sky
where have all the flowers gone?
where have all the flowers gone?
Will the phoenix rise again?
Will the phoenix rise again?
Will there be a better day?
Will there be a better day?
We must all say our prayers.
We must all say our prayers.






There once was such a joyful time, in this country, of ours, so fine,

to eclipse, and so much to outshine, all of those days gone by.

Our justice was reserved, the rights of our freedoms, preserved,

now It seems is the time to cry, and over our loss, we wonder why.





The days of Washington, Franklin and Jefferson, way back then,

our founding fathers, and with their characters beyond reproach.

No finer start for a country, and such wonderful reasons, to begin.

only such evils, as those of all greed, for this sanctity to broach.





Abe Lincoln served his country well, and only to perish in the end,

his precious life, one of dedication, and to be none better, as a friend.

The gallant men, their lives all given, and this to be without any regret,

the common people's lives were served, and their duty's call, they met.





Those days of old, with times so bold, today's world, could not compare,

no compromise, so much unwise, and leaving nothing for all to share.

These men of honor, in such remorse, in despair, they shed their tears,

for the best of times, to be no more, seems all to have disappeared.





Now our futures to hold, no treasures of gold, in this, our time of need.

as our soldiers perish on foreign soils, to seem all in the name of greed.

Seems all in the name of greed.

of greed, of greed, of greed...






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There are better days to come.
There are better days to come.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      thanks, midget, and stop by for a cup of coffee, again. whonu

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      So true...not just politically, but personally too. We're so tied up with so many concerns these days. A beautiful one, who.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks my friend, and drop by again. whonu

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      S Marie 4 years ago

      You are right the country has changed and it all has not been for the better and some is due to progression, never the less times are changing. Nice hub.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Yes. I remember this, Mhatter, and I do hope and pray the times will be better. whonu.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      There was a time children weren't searched to enter Disneyland! You are not alone. A change is coming. Thank you for this.