September 27, 2011

Rise, Liberty, Rise!


When tyrants and kings attempt control,
Man's spirit effervescent.
Death twas the fate of tyrants afore,
And so shall be for present.
When all around desperation looms,
Thy family close to harm.
The Patriot doth lay down his tools,
And grasps his various arms.
Theres a red dawn in the Eastern sky.
Rise, Liberty, Rise.

Merchants brew their harbour tea,
The Gadsen imparts the call.
In Boston George's redcoats panic,
And 'The Massacre' befalls.
To arms! To arms! The battlecry,
A silversmith imparts.
Thus the Minutemen bring forth,
Freedom's inauspicious start.
Happenstance leans to the faithful and wise,
Rise, Liberty, Rise.

Fortuitous collection of brilliant minds,
Declare in the name of Providence.
Among our Sacred rights we hold,
These truths to be self evident.
Life, Liberty and Happiness,
The Creator doth endow.
Alas as such a life without,
Our hearts cannot allow.
To this, we pledge our very lives.
Rise, Liberty, Rise.

A pall yet darkens our storied light,
The oppression of our fellow man.
Oh Lincoln deliver us from our sin,
Let freedom ring again.
Affirm these truths we have ignored,
The righteous be victorious.
Though you pay with your very life,
Tis your assassin who's notorious.
Thus for his nations honor, he dies.
Rise, Liberty, Rise.

Vicissitude so swift and broad,
From sea to sea, prosperity.
Slothful intellects citing Marx,
Trade freedom for security.
Abhorrent strife takes to the skies,
Ramp up the war economy.
A Constitution once unchaste,
Doth yield domestic tyranny.
Two world wars consume countless lives.
Rise, Liberty, Rise.

A nuclear age a paradigm shift,
Ye fights a colder war.
A conflict lost in South Vietnam,
Tis ne'er happened before.
Reagan says, 'Tear down this wall',
A Marxist dream implodes.
Tradition and culture self destruct,
Thy faith in God erodes.
Once greatest nation's impetuous demise,
Cry...Oh Liberty...Cry!

Too long the enemy threats are scorned,
By a self indulgent peoples.
Islamic fascist make good on same,
Bring down the capitalist steeples.
A new generation heeds the call,
The eagle soars anew.
Global reach patient and grim,
The head of the snake removed.
Arrows or Palms; we speak vox populi.
Rise, Liberty, Rise.

Financial ruin a harbinger,
The republic loose and adrift.
From unknown origins the one has come,
To save us from the abyss.
So soon our spurious choice unmasked,
Unrepentent Socialist!
A new polity brews it's own cup o' T.E.A.
Patriotic revolutionists!
Duty a gleam in our progeny's eyes.
Rise, Liberty, Rise.

Our forefathers warned, self governance,
Is only for the virtuous and keen.
Return forthwith to enumerated powers,
Or kiss thy velvet chains.
Educate thy youth and bow thy head,
As history is oft replete.
With civilizations glorious and rich,
Naught more than a refuse heap.
There's a blue dawn in the Eastern sky.
Rise...Sweet Liberty...Rise!

by: Keith D. Rodebush

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