Making History – A Poem

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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One thought on “Making History – A Poem

  1. The thing I like the most about your poem is that in addition to using common quotes in history (“Give me liberty…”,”a day that will live…”, etc.), you blend in your own lines and perspective that it doesn’t lose the overall tone. Very nicely executed. I like forward to reading some of your other stuff.

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