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I Remember It Well

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Before the night-terrors began, dreams were in play -- dreams of racial and gender equality, even equal pay.

Healthy dreams of affordable care for mind, body and soul; Dreams of an Equal Rights Amendment, a livable minimum wage, single payer and Medicaid extended.

Dreams prioritizing support for our troops, when Veterans, sustaining their defense against traumatic mental and physical damage, unemployment and homelessness descended.

I remember it well: our cornerstone of rockets' red glare bursting into the fresh air of Freedoms ensconced forever in the firm grip of a French Lady promising Liberte to masses yearning to breathe free -- until we slammed the Golden Rule door.

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I remember it well. We met at the 1621 treaty signing between the Wampanoag tribe and the Pilgrims of the Plymouth colony. I was on time.

No, you are remembering too late.

I remember it well. We dined with New World discoverer, Columbus and friends.

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We dined alone, in Rio de Janeiro until that Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci sailed ashore like some travelling troubadour.

A tenor sang

No, a baritone

Ah, yes, I remember it well. The New World Order called, America, created under God's moon.

There was no moon nor America that night, and it was South America

That's right. That's right.

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It warms my heart, to know that you, remember still, the way you do.

Ah, yes, I remember it well: How often I've thought of that first summer night

It, was a brisk March evening.

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Marcello Rollando is both seasoned political writer and critically acclaimed Performing Arts Director. Taking a sabbatical from his beloved NYC to work on a number of political campaigns as communications director and/or consultant in 2008, he (more...)
 

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