Trenton

Trenton

A Poem by riskrapper
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American labor movement, unions, workers rights

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On the banks

of the

Delaware


where

memories

of Valley

Forge's

dire winter

encampments

still linger


where sons

and daughters

of liberty


shook off

a mid-winter

rigor mortis


risking the

slow death

of complacency


to seize

the prized

celestial

article of

freedom


America's

Labor

Movement

amassed

in the

streets of

Trenton


a vigilant

battalion of

General

Washington's

invading

brigands


speaking

in tongues

of radical

insistence


armed with

the might

of truth

demanding

respect and

equitable

treatment


from the

lordships

of state

doing the

bidding of

527 llc's


Unionists

stand

firmly

on the

shoulders,

walking

in the

tracks

rowing

the boats

of militant

forebears


pledging to

fight on

in a battle

that never ends


to

liberate

the

damned

river

of justice


hijacked

by the

privilege

of plenty


diverted

into

culverts

of greed


a

gluttonous

few

siphoning

off

the spoils

of liberty


engorging

themselves

leaving

workers

wanting


democracies

require

the cup

of liberty

to be

shared by

all


The Spirit

of

General

Washington

has

mustered

new

legions

to turn

back the

entitlistas


the

pelting

rain of

lies, the

flinging

arrows of

ridicule

will not

deter

the workers

trooping

for

justice


the

fight

to roll

back

the ugly

tide of

greed

coursing

through

the veins

of America

despoiling

the blood

of our

democracy

is on


the

explosive

dynamite

of struggle

will blast

the dam

of inequity

to bits

unleashing

the river

of justice

to roll

again



You Tube Music Video:


Trenton

2/25/11

jbm

© 2012 riskrapper


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