The Writers Voice
The World's Favourite Literary Website

"The Concession"


Regina Calton Burchett

So now we mourn quietly

for what our country was and could have been

for the lives that will be lost in a war of other's choosing

for those who believe words with no conviction and little truth

We now quiet our hopes

that intelligence and compassion might prevail

over those who voted for a familiar name

or a refrain of self-satisfied "family values"

And now we pray America's foundations are strong enough

to withstand this self-born assault

of greed and power and corporate wealth

against our failing integrity

November 3, 2004

Critique this work

Click on the book to leave a comment about this work

All Authors (hi-speed)    All Authors (dialup)    Children    Columnists    Contact    Drama    Fiction    Grammar    Guest Book    Home    Humour    Links    Narratives    Novels    Poems    Published Authors    Reviews    September 11    Short Stories    Teen Writings    Submission Guidelines

Be sure to have a look at our Discussion Forum today to see what's
happening on The World's Favourite Literary Website.