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free verse|the rise of the human

the promise

a lament to the American dream

The promise of liberty
a land of gold and opportunity
freedom bought in my own blood, sweat and tears
my happiness, at my own leisure, not by your leave

and yet in the rush for gold, fools find drunken prosperity,
rebuilding the same, once again, the whole nine yards,
land grabbed, cattle branded, claims staked and markers laid,
people indebted, ball and chain,
freed to dream…



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Matthew Bottomley

Matthew Bottomley

analyst, strategist, activist, philosopher and poet — a guy, from England, dreaming of humanity.