by JE Lillie


100_2622Native son

statue in blue

Driving back lethargy

Engaging the world about

Mel 5Prevailing darkness wearing carnival masks,

Ensnaring hapless men. “Everything’s just fine,”

Nattering poppin-jays proclaim.Without knowledge lies reign.

Duplicity doesn’t dupe  truly free slaves of righteousness.


Every step they take frees the land from bondage.

Native sons and daughters rising up. With truth ignoring through

Charity the carnal call to embrace an existence  proclaiming freedom yet

Ending in nothing but a pop of smoky fire. This is independence!

firecracker (1)

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