Old Glory by Hugh Dysart

Drunken debutantes, ragged old glory,

southern gents with balding egos

Coal miners in the bogs of extinction

No one dreams the American Dream

Did we ever?

 

Slave traders, whipping posts,

throwing shadows of the cross

Blue, grey, red Mississippi,

schemes of emancipation

Jim Crow has landed

 

Childhood eyes, the purity of freedom,

give us your poor, hungry, your famous

Children saluting tombstone soldiers,

give us war, the lost, the nameless

 

John Wayne is dead, old glory waves,

no more gunslingers on Wallstreet

Bankrupt bailiffs, kids to the curb

No one dreams the American Dream

Did we ever?

 

Wolves circle castle walls, licking lips,

marking territory in piss and drool

Blind hordes, fools in torchlight,

burning books for equality

No one dreams the American Dream

Did we ever?

 

Surviving on hopes and dreams,

poor men fill a rich man’s gutter

Satan rises at the crack of dawn,

live or die, it’s one or the other

 

© Hugh Dysart

Torn Poems

 Excerpt from the book “Torn Poems”

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302579_242748782435233_4426381_nAbout the Author

Hugh Dysart is a long-time musician, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Hugh has been playing blues and rock for almost fifty years and writing for fifteen. His greatest influences have always been music based, appreciating the genius of both the music and lyrics written by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones. It had has greatly influenced his writing of lyrics.

He has discovered a love of writing poetry and prose; a natural progression as a lyricist. He resides in Timmins, Ontario Canada, with his soul mate and is a father of two and a grandfather.

Visit Hugh’s Author Page At www.ctupublishinggroup.com/hugh-dysart.html

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