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It Never Really Mattered

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It Never Really Mattered

I look back to the sixties, standing for a cause
Change society, from the world remove the flaws
How the seeds of discontent were scattered
We walked with a purpose, make a statement for the land
An urge to change the world, a time to make a stand
With the apathy today, I guess it never really mattered 
We've lost our sense of urgency, our drive has gone away
Democracy is dying as we approach our darkest day
Has liberty been murdered, have our dreams all been shattered
We can rise above the garbage that has been thrown in our face
We can stand together to make the world a better place
If we accept social injustice, then it never really mattered
We see the times are changing not for better but for worse
Dissension becomes the blessing,  patriotism becomes the curse
Our constitution has been raped and left all bruised and battered
Do we hang onto our standards with our backs against the wall
Do we bow our heads like puppets as we watch our country fall
Then for all our souls who died for freedom, it never really mattered.
I will stand for liberty and justice. I will die for freedom's sake
I will stay a patriot though the earth beneath me shake
I will salute our flag though she be torn and tattered
If we allow the powers to destroy our democratic dream
If we let them undo the constitution that once was held in high esteem
Then our liberty is over and it never really mattered.

Copyright © Vince Suzadail Jr.

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  1. Date: 1/16/2012 2:53:00 PM
    Unfortunately, too many times, power corrupts. Our founding fathers had no idea how many times our constitution would be misinterpreted and abused...

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 12:36:00 PM
    Yes its an insidious tide that needs to be turned Vince.! the people will evaluate if they are given the goods,, i say all hands to the wheel..! ( enjoyed the write indeed )

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 5:54:00 PM
    We lost prayer and the Pledge Of Allegiance from our schools and most of our society many years ago. And like you've said, it's only getting worse. Nicely written!...Milt

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 7:48:00 PM
    I've often wondered what happens to people when they get into power. They used to be people like us seeing the same evils creep into society. You did an amazing job my friend and should send it to the president. I sent my Requiem for America (on pg 3) and got a response which didn't really say anything but let him know how people are feeling. Do they care?

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 2:12:00 PM
    It pleases me that people still think about these things.. I worry that someday, no one will care anymore. Take care. Glad I checked up on you, I've missed your work.

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 12:55:00 PM
    I hope that our constitution will stand as well as our democracy..Great political work..Sara

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 7:12:00 AM
    soupmail in a minute. Hugs, Catie

  1. Date: 1/6/2012 7:14:00 AM
    Vince... a very good thought... freedom and puppets.... thank you for sharing,..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 9:15:00 PM
    It is sad sad times in this world of ours. Stand tall for what you believe for so many are lost. Wishing you and your family the best for 2012. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 2:37:00 AM
    It's an amazingly bold and beautiful write my friend. Your concern is in fact the feelings of every true human of every country. I adore this courage to write on such a subject and thank you for your comments on my featured poem. I invite you to hear my Sleep Song on my U Tube Channel. To my Channel pl. write ‘Ravindrakk1’ on Google search and open I want to sing. If you like it just leaves your comments. Love and best wishes for a Happy & Prosperous 2012....Ravindra

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 3:26:00 PM
    happy New Year to you as well, Vince! This definitely is one write that is full of strength and character! Stand proudly! :D

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 4:50:00 PM
    fearless write that awakens the social conciousness of any reader; sad yet beautifully scribed ... hoping for the best this 2012 for you and yours, vince!

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 4:24:00 PM
    I hear you loud and clear Vince. It's amazing how the media is on every side but our own country's right along with the top poiticians. What the hell were people thinking when they voted them in? Now just try and get them out! sheesh. I'll bet the same ones will be in power to finish killing the democratic republic next year also.... because I have the utmost faith in the stupidity, apathy and lack of common sense of the american voter

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 9:55:00 AM
    Happy New Year to you Vince, may it be filled with God's love and blessings always :) God bless you and your family :-)

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 10:10:00 AM
    An amazing poem that reaches to the heart of the ills that beset so many of us who live in the Engish speaking nations. I wonder what caused the "apathy" but it will eventually take our freedoms away. I need to fave this Vince, so glad I found you when you visited my blog. Have a wonderful Christmas, I'm looking forward to being a frequent visitor here! :)

  1. Date: 12/20/2011 8:40:00 AM
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours Vince. Love and blessings, Carol

  1. Date: 12/19/2011 9:14:00 PM
    Such a great poem to have read! Thank you for sharing! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 9:31:00 PM
    Vince, Wow, you and Chef (HG) must be very close as far as life goes. He talks just like this. I have the deepest respect for you. A Fledgling Poet Kenny

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 8:02:00 AM
    Well said. My sentiments exzactly.

  1. Date: 12/6/2011 5:51:00 PM
    None of us can know where this change is taking us exactly, but it seems to have a lot to do with Love. Love with a big L. Love a good deal grown up from the days of Haight Ashbury and Woodstock, but no less indebted to the activism of those times. Love that underlies the constants... is Love like this man speaks as he reveals how the 99% must finally be about all 100%.