freedom (plus ça change…)

girl I sang you songs of freedom
you sang hypocrisy to me
I had lived so long on stories
there was a ghost where I should be

once I stood among the fighters
held my banner waving high
took the risks and damned the tyrants
sworn I would be free or die

in those days we strode like giants
took the plaudits as our due
who could blame us if we came to
believe all our legends true

let me tell you where we went wrong
take this lesson from a fool
we had thought we fought for freedom
seems we only fought to rule.

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6 Comments

  1. And the world continues to turn
    ….everything goes in circles!

    Wonderful poem, so true, and has happened too often throughout history.

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  2. damommza

     /  April 28, 2012

    *clappity-clappity*..ain’t that the truth! Every new government is different yet they all end up being the same!

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    • Although I was thinking in terms of the oppressed becoming the oppressors, it does, pretty much, apply across the board 😈 😀

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