A Blazing Radiance

Your famous poet didn’t get bogged
Down with syntax and lyricism or
Hung up with race relations and
Inequality in 21st century America

The fact that he spelled that nation
With a c and not a k sort of proved
His non-allegiance to any movements
Based on outward violent revolution

He saw the sea to shining sea and didn’t
Buy into the crass commercialization
The hyper-military patriotic curtain of
Complacency covering sleeping masses

Give me your tired your poor and
Your sick culture kicks them to the curb
Outcasts in a strange land of Jesus
Freaks and the quest for wealth addiction

The human condition a blazing radiance
Seemingly imprisoned through ignorance
Lifetimes wasted in apparent literalism
The parade of liberation starts at midnight


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