Jul. 18, 2016

Prose Unleashed Ensures Hates Retreat And Ultimate Defeat

“Freedom Should Be Standing,  Yet People Keep Slandering, Justice Seemingly Meandering,  No More Of This Damn Pandering”

America’s Pledge Was Meant for Us All
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Of the United States of America
And to the republic for which it stands
One nation indivisible 
With liberty and justice for all 
America you told us to make this pledge
You stated that justice wouldn’t jump off the ledge
You told us that liberty would be the great wedge
Why is it America so many of our leader's hedge
Cutting through justice with a straightedge
Striking equality with a sand wedge
No wonder so many blacks folks creep to the edge
Never believing in America’s ill-gotten pledge
Convicted and jailed the system alleged
Never standing in front of power’s cutting edge
Yes America you have truly forgotten your pledge
Guilty as charged as the indictment alleged
So America you demand that we all stand tall for the pledge
Yet the winds of injustice have pushed us to the ledge
The absence of liberty means a weakened wedge
Winds of inequality are at the leading edge
This storm of hatred that we face needs a huge dredge
We need politicians who decide not to hedge
We need politicians who honor the pledge
Make smart decision moving folks from the ledge
Please America if justice is for all
Stop allowing our people to fall
Put an end to this urban decrepit sprawl
Too many black folks banging heads on the walls
Too many black folks unable to crawl
Please America if liberty leads
Please adhere to our communities needs
We in this nation must stop planting injustice’s seed
Didn’t that pledge ask that we all take heed  
Justice and liberty the pledge decreed
It will take every one of us to live out its creed
Take every one of us to ensure democracy succeeds
Otherwise, America will continue to recede, indeed
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Of the United States of America
And to the republic for which it stands
One nation indivisible 
With liberty and justice for all 
So please America stand by the pledge
Make sure that justice steps from the ledge
And ensure that freedom secures the wedge
And stop sending these politicians who constantly hedge
Turn your back on those haters looking only to widen the wedge

jshall2016