Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Broken Dreams

Broken Dreams

There you are Silent Sam
high on your base
Icon of slavery
long out of place
here we come, Silent Sam,
history’s cast
we’ve come to shatter
effronteries past.

Down you come, Silent Sam,
winds of change blowing
Confederate Daughters
weep prayers at your going
staggering - tumbling
- last bugle call
down you come, Silent Sam,
Silent Sam fall.

© S. O. Fasrus

North Carolina: protesters pull down Confederate statue at university