Thank you for familiar faces (sans the little mustache)

History commanded us and dazzled us with RCA
deep voices of authority
images, all in black and white

Evil dictators, Fascists, enemies of democracy
ticker tape catastrophe,
wars for righteous boys to fight,

The great depression, soup lines, homeless fedoras
in duo tone gray city streets
Lieca photographed the farmer’s plight

History commands us still with more dazzle for the dollar
and so much familiarity
repeating itself, louder, and in color, under glaring light

But the enemies that fueled the fires of history
without virtue or integrity
come home to dwell within US who misconceive the right

~ by leakelley on November 27, 2007.

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