Forefathers

These forefathers we look up to
fought for many things:

FREEDOM OF RELIGION
AND FREEDOM TO DREAM.

They wanted, not a tyrant
who would dictate their lives,
but a government of the people
meant to help its members thrive.

Even still these grand men
had fortune and land
and already had more power
than most had at hand.
Those who died on the fields,
maybe not in vain,
died without freedom
and died in great pain.

Today we still want
THE FREEDOM TO DREAM
as a tyrant still lingers,
the joke of some meme.

© Autumn Siders 2017