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Matthew Broyles
Nov 22, 2019 · 1 min read

Implicit in any dire comparisons

Between the fall of Rome

And the decline of the United States

Is the idea that the Roman empire

Should have remained in power indefinitely

Change is necessary

To avoid stagnation

We had our moment

Let us move gracefully

Into the next

Resistance Poetry

Verse as Commentary

Matthew Broyles

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writer, musician, amateur historian, someone’s dad

Resistance Poetry

Verse as Commentary

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