The Quiet Thinking Ones

At last, great Independence Day is here
(Would there were many more throughout the year!)
But few are independent now, it seems,
So full collected in collect’vist dreams.

Yea, nightmare dreams are they, with mystic chains
That bind men’s hands from keeping hard-won gains.
Their money’s tossed and lost, they work for nought,
While congressmen try thinking with no thought.

No thought have they, no caring for man’s rights,
But slink on in with craftiness more slights.
Americans they value not at all,
But smilingly devise to make them fall,
And in corrupted colleges and schools
Do un-connect more minds to make more fools.

The last ones left are we, who see and rise,
Who speak the lasting light that’s in our eyes.
Though few can hear, and few the fires fanned,
We voice aloud the truths that in us stand.

So many are so numb and dumb, distraught
With democratic teachings they’ve been taught.
And thousands, now, want blessings of the state—
Those somethings for those nothings that are bait
Pulling line and sinker downward, swift,
To flounder with false welfare for a gift.

And yet, some few retain a savior sight,
A sense of life, a glow of selfish light,
And it is these, the quiet thinking ones,
The men who still are men, heroic suns,
Who we must reach and teach and raise—
To fight with rightened minds for Freedom’s days!

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9 Responses to The Quiet Thinking Ones

  1. Pingback: Thursday Poets Rally Week 47 (June 30-July 6, 2011) | Promising Poets' Poetry Cafe

  2. Oh, rhymes. Lovely rhymes. I’ve always felt people used them too often in poetry, but when I come across someone who actually knows how to use them properly, I enjoy it very much.
    I also like your phrasing. It’s not the same order everyone uses all the time that the words fall into. A bit more playful – Or maybe just old style, but refreshing all the same.
    I’m not much for lecturing or obviously political poems (mostly because I’ve written one too many myself), but I appreciate the message and the way your express yourself. So keep it up!

  3. love the rhyming words.
    well fine tuned piece.

    join poets rally today.

  4. Eric Campanano says:

    Great use of rhythm and rhyme.

  5. Opus Dei says:

    I was thinking of July 4th the other day, and I instinctively thought of you, Brian Sir. I was sure I would find this gem here! This is so beautifully written. The lines sing! Ah! I want those Quiet Thinking Men to finally SHOUT 🙂

  6. Thank you, Opus. One day they will!

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