Treasure Island

Randy McClave

(Ashland, Kentucky)

Empires


The nature of an empire is to expand
To conquer a country and take their land
Invading and taking over without sorrow or regret
Conquering by the sword, and then by debt,
Resources and people are seized from their nation
Through war and hate and death and then taxation
The young and old victors fall in love with this enterprise
But they know not of the suffering, only the prize,
I stand besides the wealth and beauty of my country
I know that there is good for the needy and the plenty
Government and people’s freedom our fathers had cried
That is why all empires and tyrants have died,
I believe in a country and not an empire
We all have dreams and wants and our own desire
The nature of an empire is to conquer and grow
That is when we should end it, and then overthrow.

Submitted: Monday, May 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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Randy L. McClave

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