American Revolution MAG

By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

   Over the hills and halls of Mount Vernon

I heard voices that cried,

"No taxation without representation!"

And the Tories who lied.

In the monuments and museums and houses

I saw people who dreamed

In the battlefields of blood and of anger

I saw the British get creamed

I saw brave men who died

And children who cried

I heard calls for freedom to vote

I heard lofty appeals

And men with ideals

I read words that the wisest men wrote

Yet it baffles me now

To understand how

These men died for America and why

It's a nation of thugs

And homewrecking drugs

And poor homeless children who cry

Our forefathers tried

But instead they died

If you look closely, I think you'll find:

A nation of crime

And a nation of death

Was not quite what they had in mind.

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This article has 48 comments.

on Jan. 19 2011 at 11:39 am
I like the way the form of the poem changed. And the message is very true.

S M Wells said...
on Jan. 8 2011 at 11:48 am
I take it you are extreamily arigant, impolight and thoughtless. These people have been very grnerous in there prais. And you have faild to give any recignition for there atention. I find that extreamily intolerable. Such selfishness is not likely to help you along your way in life. Nor are people going to like someone so totaly unapriceative. Forgive my poor spelling.

on Nov. 14 2010 at 8:24 pm
NicoleS PLATINUM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
22 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

this is clever and you prove a great point! i wasn't expecting the shift in tone...realllly greaat :)

on Oct. 1 2010 at 9:22 pm
Still_Waters26 SILVER, Ladysmith, Wisconsin
6 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We few, we happy few/we band of brothers/For he to-day that sheds his blood with me/Shall be my brother"
-Shakespeare, "Henry V"

true, very true...American's morality is slipping, I can hear our forefathers banging on the lids of their graves.  i like the british, though :).

on Sep. 9 2010 at 4:52 pm
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
42 articles 0 photos 139 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson

very clever. i relly liked it

inspir3d GOLD said...
on Aug. 18 2010 at 8:54 pm
inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
11 articles 2 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
We're all just looking for attention, to be discovered overnight. We're all frustrated by the popular ones that claim the limelight before they fall to pieces. So many of us are stuck under the radar--what makes me different? You decide!

good rhythem, great meaning. but dreamed-creamed? really?

better no rhyme than a forced rhyme. But i liked the poem, nice work!

on Jul. 5 2010 at 3:07 pm
Jellybean9898 PLATINUM, Glendale, California
34 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When nothing goes right, go left"-Anonymous
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste to the sky as well as the Earth"-Henry David Thoreau

omg this is so true.  i love it!  so deep, such strong meaning!  omg, keep it up that was brilliant

jkcoolz SILVER said...
on May. 22 2010 at 8:38 pm
jkcoolz SILVER, Chesapeake, Virginia
5 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
“A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over a garbage can and says 'That's Punk?', and I say 'No that's trendy!” billie joe armstrong

very strong meaning

on May. 22 2010 at 2:41 pm
StandardToaster PLATINUM, Pasadena, California
20 articles 0 photos 210 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy ever minute of it."

wow.  so powerful and true.  i love it. check out my work?

on Apr. 30 2010 at 6:38 pm
BeautyFromPain BRONZE, Juneau, Alaska
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Idiocy is learned, your parents must be proud.

So incredibly truthful. Sad, so very sad, that they fought for what? The drugs, the disobedience, the unjustice...

Eric DeMeo said...
on Apr. 30 2010 at 9:29 am
Eric DeMeo, Saugus, Massachusetts
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good poem. And truthful

on Apr. 8 2010 at 8:29 pm
spitfire213 SILVER, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
8 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
In the devil's den i may be, so stab my heart and set me free.

could not be truer. im glad someone has a grasp on the world we live in.

on Apr. 8 2010 at 8:22 pm
Sweatheart SILVER, BPT, Connecticut
5 articles 0 photos 76 comments

Favorite Quote:
I can do anything

i love  this poem its amazing

Eilatan GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2010 at 6:49 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
11 articles 1 photo 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."


on Apr. 8 2010 at 3:58 pm
Emily.Anne BRONZE, Marblehead, Massachusetts
2 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."

wow.. this is deep. nicely put. good job. 

_NoAir_ BRONZE said...
on Apr. 4 2010 at 2:23 pm
_NoAir_ BRONZE, Toronto, Other
4 articles 1 photo 463 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are as many ways to live as there are people in this world. Each one deserves a closer look.

–Golly (Harriet The Spy)

Oh... 0_0 Those are alot of exclamation marks... Sorry. :C

_NoAir_ BRONZE said...
on Apr. 4 2010 at 2:23 pm
_NoAir_ BRONZE, Toronto, Other
4 articles 1 photo 463 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are as many ways to live as there are people in this world. Each one deserves a closer look.

–Golly (Harriet The Spy)

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PVHS7 SILVER said...
on Feb. 23 2010 at 2:40 pm
PVHS7 SILVER, Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
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wow so true and so nicely written

on Jan. 10 2010 at 10:58 pm
kimmycakes GOLD, Monrovia, California
14 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"never let love bring u down" also "and so the lion fell in love with the lamb"

omg this is really good...i can basically see why he wrote it it was good!!

on Jan. 10 2010 at 12:14 pm
Shambler92 PLATINUM, Buenos Aires, Other
37 articles 0 photos 65 comments
amazing man, America Unveiled. love the final stanza, short and a punch to the face. i wrote an article about this subject too.


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