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Wherein do I cast my lot in your ground fallow
To what God do I condemn myself, a follower

Is it in your past, now resurrected
That I plant my emblem, however afflicted

My words flow forth as an exhortation
To your rapture now emblazened in an emblem

An emblem of eagle, of glorious flight
Now soaring high in unbreakable night

Do I cling to the past, glory misbegotten
Or is it the truth, resurrected, in my words begotten

The eagles which stood erect and solid, fixed and firm
Are now so fluttering, by winds of change thus churned

When I study your past, so glorious, now lapsed
Am I imagining a glory once alive, now passed

Is there a future, a golden gleam
To the past portrayed, of Roman beams

When I see the outline of honor once teeming
Am I but seeing in present but pointless meaning

I long for the possibility the future
Yet is it but that, a child never yet to ma-ture

America my living, guiding light
Are ye but the glimmer of hope 'fore dark age, 'fore night

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