A Call to Civic Engagement – By ElizaBeth Coira

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A Patriot’s Love Song

The sunrise this morning
Is a call to duty
Tears don’t seem to wash away
The sick
No
I must do that
With my own two humble hands

On my own two forward feet
I must stand up to the hate
Blaze through the fear
To protect all we hold dear
Rise up from your TV
Re-connect

With real life
Real breathing
Neighbors
Friends
The best of community

But don’t do what you did
There’s evidently not enough
Love
In this life
The Greater Good is
Pleading

Screaming
Bleeding
Calling
You
Must engage
Be the change we really deserve

It’s no longer enough
To simply vote

Afterall
Why should we common people
Still think kings
And shadowed strugglers
Know anything about

True Love