Never Forget!


If the voice of freedom lives on only in secret enclaves,
If the loud, uproarious din of liberty goes silent,
Always remember —  never forget,
That the voice of freedom,
for more than two hundred years,
rang out only from America.

If people forget, if people lose sight,
if they just grow weary,
If the people embrace scoundrels and swindlers,
who pretend to know what’s good for us, and right,
Always remember —  never forget,
That the voice of freedom,
for more than two hundred years,
rang out only from America.

There was a time when every man woman and child
began and ended each day with a prayer
that soon there would be a miracle,
and he or she could go to America.

In all the world there’s been just one dream:
That God would grant the gift
of a new life,
for themselves and their children,
in America.

Always remember — never forget,
That the voice of freedom,
for more than two hundred years,
rang out only from America.

Always remember, never forget —
The day when you thanked your lucky stars,
and God above,
that you could say:
I am an American.

Always remember, never forget —
The day when you prayed with all your heart
that you too could say,
I am an American!”

From God’s lips to the founders’ hearts,
the voice of freedom,
for more than two hundred years,
rang out only from America.


 

— xPraetorius

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3 thoughts on “Never Forget!

  1. It is unutterably sad that as this Liberty departs, the oncoming hordes have no idea what it even was – or why it was desirable. Great poem.

    I must add, however, that the decline began early. As I see it, the nation started slipping much faster after WWII. Probably the early-mid 1800’s were the zenith of American culture (?).
    The U.S. has done things to other nations that are shameful. It’s a mixed bag.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Andrew!

      And: I strongly agree with your observation. I love America, but it doesn’t change the fact that “it’s a mixed bag,” as you said, is undeniably true.

      Best,

      — x

    2. Oops. I forgot to add: I most heartily agree with your first assertion: “It is unutterably sad that as this Liberty departs, the oncoming hordes have no idea what it even was – or why it was desirable.

      When one thinks of what could have been, if America had chosen a positive, life-affirming direction, then it is possible to despair.

      At the same time, we must continue the effort to change things to go in a good direction! That’s more a cosmic, than a human, imperative. Or, maybe that makes it the ultimate human imperative! 🙂

      Best,

      — x

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