Relics of Yesterday


Relics of yesterday
Distrust and public scandal
Engulf us everyday
Apathy of our people
Politicians corrupt with greed
Destruction of a nation
And warnings failed to heed
A world so torn asunder
Through politics and sin
A division in a nation
Despair that we live in
Now two roads left before us
Or hope or endless woe
Embrace our founding doctrines
Or history’s footnote we will sow

Image: Skye Ryan-Evans

17 thoughts on “Relics of Yesterday

  1. I like what you said, and the picture to go with it! Great rhyming scheme and iambic pentameter! You certainly have compacted neatly what’s on everyone’s mind these days: ‘What are we going to do about it?’ I mean besides the brave souls who must sacrifice themselves because we sit back and do nothing.


    • Thank you! I agree with you. Many of us will just sit back and do nothing.

      “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

      Edmund Burke

      I for one have gotten more vocal and involved in the local and state level. I have made my voice heard with my representatives and will continue to be a voice. I am willing and prepared to stand for the rights of my children and family.


  2. Nice lyrical poem. Enjoyed reading it and the imagery. However, it made me wonder if yester-years were any different from today’s… The struggles and lives were the same ain’t it? 🙂
    Cheers n tc.


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