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Talk of Revolution

Freedom. Liberty. Patriots. Loyalists. Revolution.
War.
Surely not.
Why not?
We’ll find a compromise.
Nah, little Johnny here wants to fight a war.
Violence is never the answer.
This isn’t question/answer. It’s life/death.
It doesn’t have to be.
At least kill the royal brute.
Then who’ll govern us? That soldier outside the door?
No! I’m sure that Washington guy will do.
Washington. Ben Franklin. John Adams. King George.
Words. Names. Wars. Governments. Revolution.
Independence.
Where am I?
The dinner table. 1775.



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I8Grass This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 6, 2013 at 12:22 am
At first I saw this and was like, oh god another government conspiracy poem, but I read it anyway. I just wanted to let you know that I'm eating my words right now.
 
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