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Just Words Declared Our Freedom Long Ago Post by :bentsadik Category :Poems Author :Nicholas Gordon Date :May 2012 Read :3098

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Just Words Declared Our Freedom Long Ago

Just words declared our freedom long ago,
Untouched by time, untenanted by will,
Leaning to the winds that eastward blow,
Yearning for their independence still.
There was no truth in them, not even then,
Harbingers of hope long since betrayed,
Ever the disguise of gentlemen,
Fashion for a yearly masquerade.
O judge them harshly, for they are but lies,
Unworthy of the dream that gave them birth!
Regard not their pretensions, but their ties
To those who would be lords upon the earth,
Hard souls as ever mouthing freedom's cries.

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