A 21st Century Empire (rewrite)
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
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