We the People, We Who Remember

Posted: January 28, 2017 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry, politics, writing
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“It seems our leaders need reminded, there are those that don’t seem to remember.”  John

Reposted from July 4th

SilentLips

We the People, we who remember.
We are the pushed, the shaken and the torn.
The good are taken from us,
some taken to lead,
some to do our bidding
some to succeed,
some to die.
We the People, we who remember.
We are the hard-working and the builders,
the unspoken, the wholehearted.
We the tolerant, the patient, the taken advantage of.
Quiet with ideals too hard to express,
We the People, we who remember
the good of every man, of every good cause, of every dream.
We, the Children of the Mother of Exiles *,
the mother who speaks with silent lips.

DSS  7/4/2011

*The words “Mother of Exiles” quoted from the famous poem “New Colossus”.

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Comments
  1. DSS—Isn’t it amazing how a few creature comforts can turn a population into a lazy and apathetic people? I am ashamed to admit that I belong to the two-day club, as well. I do so want to do better! Happy Fourth, my Floyd-Lovin’-Friend—DWD

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    • Well DWD my FLF, don’t be ashamed, we live in a country that says it will guarantee to protect our rights of “life and liberty and pursuit of happiness” . Some of us just work harder on that pursuing happiness part. — DSS

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  2. Zakiah says:

    Loved reading this. I try to do what I can, when I can, and if I can! That’s about all I can say. 🙂

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  3. Excellent, DSS! So relatable!
    Sometimes even when we speak up we are not heard.
    Hope you had a good 4th! I did!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  4. So worth a re-read, John!
    So timely!
    Brings tears to my eyes.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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