Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave

A Poem by Dara
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When and how will it end?

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Beautiful for spacious skies,
oh Father hear your children's cries.
How can we change the hearts of men
who are addicted to greed, who glorify guns?
Entrenched in sadness and filled with fear
when mournful cries fall on those deaf ears.

We march, we protest, we pray out loud
with clenched fists but with heads bowed.
We talk, we listen yet go on heeding
those vile words, Lord stop the bleeding.
Holding children in cages, what have we become?
Putting 'his' America first is not my home.

We are still one nation, patriots too,
but the air is thick with political spew.
Have we lost sight of loving one another,
treating friends and neighbors like leftover fodder?
Feeling lost and  searching for answers today
to keep America free and home of the brave.





© 2018 Dara



Author's Note

Dara
Made some changes from my first draft, including the title. Trying to remain positive but feeling hopeless today.

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Such a powerful write-up , depicting well the political situations. Any State must be a home to every Worthy.
Great read!

Posted 2 Days Ago


I agree dear Dara, we keep going forward and insure we keep freedom alive. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


Dara

1 Week Ago

Yes we must keep striving to keep it alive and thriving. So good of you to take the time to read and.. read more
A strong write Dara on the political situation in the States. We have our own problems over here at the moment in the UK too. The most vulnerable in our society should always be cared for, that message seems to have gone astray with politicians nowadays. We have forgotten how to look after one another and be kind. I enjoyed the composition and style of your writing, even though the message was sombre.

All good wishes

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Dara

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much Christine. It appears to be a very sad trend these days and that we are all in the.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you. Have a good week-end yourself Dana :)
This is a timely write. Words that need to be heard!
Write on!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Dara

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your words of encouragement. It helps to put these feelings into writing. Great to see.. read more
This is dear to my heart and I certainly feel the same well written and thought out the meter flows well

Posted 3 Months Ago


Dara

3 Months Ago

Thank you, I am so glad you can relate. We live in perilous times and I keep looking for the light a.. read more
Wow! This is a very impactful piece of poetry. Really like how it begins like the song, however then delves deep into the issues and feelings for the country/nation as a whole. Also giving thoughtfulness to what ought to change. This is a very emotional piece as well, pretty intense overall. Well done!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Dara

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much. I remember the day I wrote I was feeling pretty emotional so I guess it shows. Wr.. read more
CarthageThorne

3 Months Ago

That's great. Writing is indeed a wonderful way of expressing those emotions and is a good outlet fo.. read more
This offering reflects the feeling of many these days. However, we must recall the country survived the Civil War, the Great Depression, two world wars, Vietnam and Watergate. This is but another passing phase. The words of the poem convey the poet's anguish well.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Dara

3 Months Ago

So true! Perhaps this is a case of what doesn’t kill us will make us stronger. It certainly seems .. read more
Such an interesting poem... Have we lost sight of loving one another,
treating friends, family and neighbors like leftover fodder?
Feeling lost and searching for answers today! Is there any need to search for answers today or tomorrow? The world was created with love and in love, but the dark powers changed that love to hate! The world will be a better place again but we just have to change ourselves and try to do the right thing

Posted 4 Months Ago


Dara

4 Months Ago

Yes, you are so right. The change must come from within and if you are a spiritual person, believe i.. read more
Crosby  Idasa

4 Months Ago

you are welcome my dear...
This is quite humbling. As to how counties and great nations have changed over time like America for one. How humans are turning on each other, no love compassion or warmth. And your poem speaks out loud to me about this. As my interpretation.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Dara

4 Months Ago

I wish I knew the answer. It is said to us to go out and vote to make a difference and yet I wonder... read more
Dawn

4 Months Ago

I understand you full. Same thing happening here in UK. We are sinking fast. Once great now a sad st.. read more
Nice, although I am clueless in what's happening with America though! How come America hasn't changed it?

Posted 4 Months Ago


Dara

4 Months Ago

Unfortunately it seems that all of this was brewing and now reaching a nasty head. It is my hope tha.. read more

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I am a retired teacher who has just recently discovered the joy of writing poetry. Formerly known as Passion Flower, I decided to publish using my own name. My poetry is simple and from the heart whi.. more..

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