From the Swampyville Gazette!

You're the Poet!

Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own word.

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Freedom's Wake! By L. Don Oliver

Standing by a grave stone, History etched upon it's _; One who sacrificed his all, Is now lying in _;

He heard the beating of a drum, The beckoning call of a _; Never once thinking of himself, He went forth to pledge his _;

Into the Valley of the Damned, No thought to his own ___; For God, family and country, He dared to venture __;

Now, he is purposely forgotten, Lying in a field overgrown with __; No one there to salute his valor. Too busy with their own selfish __;

We are in the Progressive's fold, Where Freedom has become __; What we once could say before, Today, we dare not ;

When Internationalism seals it's place, And Nationalism is without any _; We have only ourselves to blame, For this Republic's eventual _;

Previous Poem!

One Yellow Rose! By L. Don Oliver

While trimming the abundant weeds, Before the event of Summer kind; A very lovely Yellow Rose, While weeding, I did find;

Where did it come from, Mine not to reason why; It was such a beautiful rose, Enough to make this one sigh;

Not wishing to cut it down, I trimmed around it's base; I espied an industrious Honeybee, Exiting it's lovely face;

The little Honeybee returned, I let the Yellow Rose lie; It's beauty to never be seen, If I had caused it to die;

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