Keeping the Honor
|Hot rain falling on a war,
peace sits hard on a heart,
fists tense from hitting the air
bitter bitter bitter for the fight.
Having watched the confusion ferment to
her arms tiring under the weight of the
one lonely protester drops her sign.
she bends to retrieve her argument, and
in the glass of the puddle
sees the history of two hundred years
droplets of men and women clothed in
uniforms reflect back at her
the freedom of her resistance
echoes unchained in the wetness of their
Cocked and loaded
the barrels of their guns were greased
with her freedom,
the explosive power of demurring
millions fueled the fire.
She abandons her cry for another, their
the hot rain of this war washing warm
with this truth
and opposing stolen liberties and lost
fighting against those who forget
the original challenge and its heroes.
Grade 11 - 12
November 30, 2007
Poem "recognized for creative excellence"
by School District of Lee County, Ft. Myers, FL
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