The patriots watch and wait

The patriots watch and wait

We see all  that you have done and know you have nothing else to do
as you hustle  away to the campus
late as usual
as you drop the books someone else paid for
and paint  away on your protest sign
tongue lagging at one side
of your mouth

Chanting and running from  one plate glass window
to another your brinks and stones
heavy in your pockets
Do you even listen to the chanting behind you ?
Aiming your stones towards the burning
cruiser  the cop
laying nearby

Know this …….we are watching it all in silence
we know where you live what you eat and where you play
we saw you as you slammed the door
at home and ran leaving your
parents in tears
when it all comes down to the day
we will rise up
and you see us

The patriots watch and wait
from aloft and from lofted shadows
when you scream out your anger
and someone answers  and speaks your name
there eye’s on no one but you
know that the day of reckoning has arrived
the day that  will follow you home

One day there will come a reckoning for all that you
have done for all the damage  you have caused
the burning  the breaking the pain
and when you turn to look behind and no one’s there
Turn back to the front and face the patriot
and the patriot will be  standing  alone
for others there is no need
your judgement day has arrived
and until that day
the patriot watches and waits

EdF

Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we say "Now about me!"... I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ...

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EdF

Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we say "Now about me!"... I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ...

5 thoughts on “The patriots watch and wait

  • April 17, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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    A very poignant write, Ed. What goes around comes around and we all pay restitution eventually for our actions and face the judgement day. Great job.

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  • April 17, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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    Hello John , Hi Phyllis , I actually fear of whats to come in America , there is a lot of “noise ” out there that incites revolution , civil disturbance or some other act of politically motivated violence , I am also aware that almost all of that noise is coming from the left.I do believe that if there is another civil war like happening in America , there will be no city , no state and no small town in this country that will be safe.from the incredible pain to come . Kind of scary huh ?

    Thank you for sharing this and understanding .

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    • April 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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      It is scary indeed, Ed. I agree it is coming from the left. We must do what we can to keep harmony and balance in ourselves, like you do with nature, and help others to acheive that same peace within them. We will stand together, us Patriots. Thank you, Ed.

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  • April 17, 2017 at 6:31 PM
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    As a patriot – I watch and I wait to see which way the wind blows…… those that wish to harm us from with in – will fail, this I have no doubt.

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