A 21st Century Empire

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A 21st Century Empire

A nation was born on the backs
of broken treaties and bloodied
fights for freedom

and the nation grew and grew
from a pool of vanity of one-sided tales
to the rings of modern fame with
Wall Street sales.

A nation wrapped around the world
with wars of self and silver hearts
split glass and cold walls of stone
open the passage beyond
the window’s view disguising their
fears of the day the Empire will fall.

©River Urke  2012

–original

In a room with rays
of split glass
and cold walls of stone
a pine cone spins

sharp turns in rapid flow
cracks sway upon the floor
opening the passage

to the pool of Narcissus
where shadows jump
the rings of modern fame.

Emerging a nation of arrogance
from one-sided tales
to Wall Street sales,
born on the backs of broken treaties
and bloodied fights for freedom.

Let the People Sing with truth
the secrets that water tells
hid behind the nations pride.

A nation wrapped around the world
with wars of self and silver hearts
beyond their eyes in a window’s view
a pine cone spins free his pool
disguising their fear of the day
the Empire falls.

©River Urke

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