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Spacious Skies
Amber Fields of Grain
Purple Mountains Majesty
Fruited Plain
.
        Yes .... but america is gone
Ever to be brought back ?
        Perhaps
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        but only with intelligence
        enough to see the truth
        and then
        the choice to admit the truth
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        and then to cease
        incessant blathering
        and then
        the decision
        for the difficult action
        required
.
        and then to muster
        the requisite courage
.
        and
      then finally
      to act
.
      but for now
      and until then
      if ever
from  Sea  to  Shining  Sea
        america is gone
.
........................Rafe Pilgrim, 2007

 

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Rafe Pilgrim, after "a life largely wasted on hard honest work," found himself a jungle of turkey oak, scrub pine and giant palmettos up a dirt road running east of Crystal River, Florida, which neither school busses nor the U.S. Postal Service dare (more...)
 

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