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May 1, 2015

Perhaps, a hundred years from now, in 2115

We shall be remembered as

“That brave, lost generation

Whose lives were marked and sacrificed for…”

Not a great global war

Like the one that, a hundred years before,

Reaped the finest of 1915

The lives of this generation are now being taken

By the terrible conflicts of 2015,

Made to give their lives to

“the realites of the current economic situation”

In defence of the nation

The nation, the nation, the nation

Is it a national disgrace?

Is it egg all over the face

Of a nation that once held a peculiar grace?

All to extend the boundaries

Of the sphere of influence

Of those who were too influential already

Too boorish in trumpeting their own

In some ways noble version of the values of the nation.

However, 2015, in this nation at least

Is an election year, one that will be a great test

Of this nation’s mind and spirit,

Will it be a wonderful new start

When this nation comes out of this wicked spell and

Finds its presently troubled, naturally much more affable heart?

Will the people’s choices save this, our nation

Must it wallow in the sludge of drudgery,

Forever trading wounds in a stinging storm of petty debate,

Or can this nation be saved before it’s too late?

The nation, the nation, the nation

Is it a national disgrace?

Is it egg all over the face

Of a nation that once held a peculiar grace?


From → Critic, Poet, Writer

One Comment
  1. I love the ‘sludge of drudgery’ who wouldn’t? G:)

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