A redaction/blackout poem about the military, drawn from the Declaration of Independence.
|POET'S NOTE: This is a redaction poem/blackout poem created from the full text of the Declaration of Independence.
endowed with life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
deriving from destructive ends,
it is the right of the people
to effect their safety and happiness
mankind are more disposed to suffer.
it is their right,
it is their duty,
to provide new guards
for their future security.
wholesome and necessary
for the public good,
immediate and pressing importance.
returned to the people at large.
exposed to invasion from without,
and convulsions within.
standing armies render the military superior.
transporting us beyond seas,
and waging war
armies of foreign mercenaries
compleat [sic] the works of death,
our fellow citizens become executioners
the known rule of warfare
is undistinguished destruction
in the name of good people,
free and independent,
they have full power to levy war,
and support this mutual pledge
to our sacred honor
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Form: Redaction Poetry
Written for: "HONORING OUR VETERANS " and "The Contest Challenge"
Prompt: must be military-related