I Beg Of You, My Country

by Dave Smallen

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I Beg Of You My Country

I beg of you, my country
As the pundits roar and hiss
Let us not reduce our fear to names upon a list
History is circling back for the kill, but we can choose
My country, I beg of you

I beg of you, my country
In this rivers angry flow
Don’t risk us toward that waterfall
The other side of status-quo
Help us to hold steady then we’ll fight for something new
My country, I beg of you

At rallies schoolyard bullies laugh
At cruel distortions of the facts
And cheer for human right’s collapse
For the pride of a megalomaniac
To scapegoat the color of your skin
To scapegoat your religion
Now history’s circling back again for the kill

I beg of you, my country
Have the courage to believe
Our conversation can be more than reality TV
We can raise a generation who knows how to talk things through
My country, I beg of you


released October 1, 2016




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