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A hopeful thought...
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Rusted into obsolescence,
Machinery whose time has passed,
Government by the people.

Raised with patriotic belief
In pledges of allegiance
Now bombarded with brokenness.

Non-working headlights,
Half opaque glass,
Crooked wheels.

Grass overgrowing the body,
The fall as rapid as the rise,
People more divided than united.

Can these cylinders once again fire?
I am sanguine
That from burnt-orange ashes we will rise.

We'll see.

16 lines of free verse
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