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"America 4th July 2013 At the Brink" (by Joe DiMino)

Words have power;
And Freedom
An especially
Jealous spirit,
Tolerant of no less—
Let us not celebrate
Drink the brew
Of monarch’s,
Forgetting the distillers
Of our Nation
Who risked all thirst
That we may
Have the right
To imbibe our own
Truth or poison—
My example, Nero…
Not for himself
Nor what he played
But when…

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