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Wednesday, February 23, 2022


by David L Williams 

Dave Granlund cartoon originally published March 7, 2014!

When I consider how our country’s spent
In darkness by near half its population,
I fear that our once enviable nation,
With lost regard for civil government,
Is now deprived of any common sense
And blindly on the road to self damnation
Unless we find a way to restore reason,
Ceasing to stoke these vain and would-be tyrants,

I have to ask myself if this was meant
By founders who insisted all are equal
And fought a war to prove that this is true,
Defeating enemies who stood against
The principle that all our sovereign people
Are equally entitled to self rule.

David L Williams is recently retired from 34 years teaching high school English in Lincoln, Nebraska, his primary residence since he went to college there in the 80s. His poetry has mostly been written since May of 2021, and he has only recently started trying to publish, with success already in several publications, including The New Verse News