A Walk Amongst The Ancients

        Today being the day that we celebrate Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts, I thought this poem may be appropriate to the current state of affairs in Washington, DC.

Yes, it has a political overtone and relates to the reader, my opinion of what I think our “Forefathers” might say if they could express themselves today.

     Please read and enjoy.

Happy Patriot’s Day,


What would they think of us today?

What would they think of us today?

A Walk Amongst The Ancients

As I walked amongst the ancients

I sensed the hallowed there,

and the names on stones from long ago

screamed out, in great despair.

Where hast gone, that which we devoted to

why still, is it not here?”

We gave our all for freedom’s sake

and all’s now lost, we fear!”

For it is now the few, with voices raised

who demand the greater say.

Twas not that way envisioned

on Independence Day!”


Nor was it framed, that those who share

a godless point of view,

should force their will upon the multitudes

if then, indeed, all’s lost and through!”

For beyond the first, all further laws,

by government, hence enacted,

have altered then our purpose,

and liberties, thus retracted!”

But, there’s one chance to righten,

and shift from what’s astray.

You must heed our words, and vote by God,

whence comes Election Day!”


Jack Downing

May 2012

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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3 Responses to A Walk Amongst The Ancients

  1. They would be disheartened to see that the megabanks and megacorps and their lackey politicians run everything and the right to vote is a mere illusion of democracy.

  2. And the right to vote is about to become even a bigger sham, when the pols do away with the electoral college as they are attempting to do now.. The big population states will have the power to put into office anyone they choose.. What a sleazy bunch we have sent to Washington..

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