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Isn't it amazing when I have it all
I see the world's dark, it's pall
I have naught but light around
Yet focus on inequities that abound

With sustenance I am stocked
With security I am fenced 
Impecuniarily blocked
My ignorance washed, in enlightenment rinsed

The simple stirring of a tree in breeze
Are to me inspiration, wind a-lee
Its shudder and shake in the night
A ship of time I travel, hurled alight

Peoples who are seen evil, seen as naught
I see other side, their cause in blood bought
They who history castrates, denigrates
Yet cast down, brought low, victims of fate

The man who stood for principle at one time
Is cast down as liar, as pursuer of crime
He Who spilt his blood for his cause
Is made pointless, victim aft-printed crime

The hero who in his time was God
Is now scorned, in home abroad
He who leapt and strode with giant step
Is called a rebel, traitor and shunned, leper

I stand for those who were downtrod
Truly forgotten
Who charged for glory misbegotten
Lost, as rebels in cause now darkened

In my veins runs their blood memory
Here I live, a man they wouldn't count free

I study their past and for what they fought
Learn daily, reminesce what their blood bought

They cried for freedom for release
From a system corrupted, that now we don't see

We take it for granted, think not why they died
For principles below ground, buried, denied

Copyright © Jay J. Jurado

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  1. Date: 10/22/2011 9:50:00 AM
    "Sometimes the light's all shining on me. Other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me What a long, strange trip it's been." --The Grateful Dead Those who study history not only avoid repeating mistakes but also come to understand life. Excellent poem. :-)

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 6:18:00 PM
    Champion of the Underdog--I like that! Great poem! :-)