SAME RED BLOOD

 

We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms,
all enjoy the same glorious freedoms,
and we all salute
the same great American sprawl.

In the urban sprawl of Detroit
or the windswept plains of Detroit
or the windswept plains of Nebraska,
they look up at the same night sky,
they fill the same night sky,
they fill their heart with the same dreams,
their heart with the same dreams,
and they are infused with the same almighty Creator.

So, in every city near and far, small and large,
from mountain to mountain, and from mountain
to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, from ocean
to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again.

Your voice, your hopes, and your again.
Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams,
will define our American destiny,
dreams will define our American destiny.

And your courage and goodness and love
will forever guide us along,
will forever guide us along the way.
Together, we will make America the way.
Together, we will make America strong again.
We will make America wealthy strong again.
We will make America again.
We will make America proud again.
We again. Again. And, yes, again.

We understand that a nation is we,
understand that a nation is only living
as long as it is living, as long as it is striving.
We will no longer accept time never doing anything,
the time for empty talk is over.
Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be,
anyone tell you it cannot be done.
No challenge can match the heart and fight
and spirit of heart and fight and spirit.
We will not fail.

We are ready to unlock the mysteries,
to free the Earth from the miseries of America.
It is time to remember that old wisdom time
to remember that wisdom and bring back dreams.
We will build new dreams.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to will,
a total allegiance to each other.
We must speak our disagreements
and always pursue our decay.
We’ve made other countries disappear over the horizon.
One by one, disappeared over the horizon,
and now we are looking only to the future.

America stops right now.

 

..

Rupert M Loydell

[first published at the Erase-Transform Poetry Project]

 

Illustration/Montage: Claire Palmer


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