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For the People

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By HikerAngel

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"My Word" Contest Entry 1/15/20

Rusted into obsolescence,

Machinery whose time has passed,

Government by the people.


Raised with patriotic belief

In pledges of allegiance

Now bombarded with brokenness.


Non-working headlights,

Half opaque glass,

Crooked wheels.


Grass overgrowing the body,

The fall as rapid as the rise,

People more divided than united.


Can these cylinders once again fire?

I am sanguine

That from burnt-orange ashes we will rise.

We'll see.


16 lines of free verse

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