Time For Reckoning
Where have all our freedoms gone, I asked
As I watched them slowly eroding away,
Once in the warmth of liberty we basked
Probably wishful thinking they would stay
Seems a time for reckoning has come,
Did we abuse what once we prized so dear
God-given rights, marching to a different drum?
Choosing to live our lives in peace, not fear
Where patriotism was our love of country,
Not given to a frightful, credal nationalism
What have we come to in this 21st century?
Influenced as we are by rank sensationalism
Seems we espouse the right to be contrary,
Now even denying the realities of our history.
Written June 27, 2022
Copyright © L MILTON HANKINS | Year Posted 2022
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