The Depth of America
by F. William Broome
Hearing patriotic words,
seeing our flag become ours, again,
returning to kindness as normal,
signs of a changing America.
True healing grips the nation,
cutting ties with greed and indulgence,
scourge of the twentieth century,
a return to word-as-bond values.
Putrid politics drowning
in a cauldron of immorality,
exchanged for new leadership,
responsible, capable, determined.
A surge of confidence,
imbued with the red, the white, the blue,
of a country's courage and purpose,
to defend freedom and its keepers.
Our covenant: defeat disparate enemies
bent on taking from us
that which cannot be conveyed,
only earned, honored, and safeguarded.
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