Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Indivisible, Indestructible

Mortar cannot hold this house together
As ideas seek to tear her asunder,
Words cannot assuage the anger
That we foment,
Ignorance is the darkness
And truth a luxury.
Yet she holds.
The winds of change batter her
And the sands of time erode
What we allow them to touch,
Yet she holds.
Rivers of tears flow
Threatening to flood
And make of her a memory,
Yet she holds.
This house cannot divided stand.
And this house divided shall not endure,
Our fathers and their brothers
Together, with blood paid,
Created a bond
That time cannot fade,
Words cannot degrade,
And we cannot repay.
Blue and grey
Perhaps never knew
What their struggle would do
To a country young as they.
Their sacrifice gave to us more than heroes
More than villains and battles,
More than songs,
They gave us this,
They gave us a home
They gave us brothers
They paid with life and blood
That ours be free,
For that is our destiny,
A destiny unachieved.
They gave us a home
From where our own fight can be waged
Indivisible and indestructible.

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