The Messenger

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BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

The Messenger

He stepped from the mist,
eloquent and bold,
a message from our forefathers,
and the dreams they foretold.
.
He spoke of honor and courage,
and the ideals we embrace,
the trials left before us
that he assured us we’d face.
.
Poised for greatness
against enemies of yond,
but oblivious to within
from those we were warned.
.
Peace and civility
is his motto and plan,
convinced that such tactics
will appeal to all men.
.
But brilliance aside,
and with respect to his creed,
he’s not fighting mere men,
and corporations don’t bleed.
.
Eric L. Wattree
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)
Religious bigotry: It’s not that I hate everyone who doesn’t look, think, and act like me – it’s just that God does.

 

Author Details
Eric L. Wattree is a writer, poet, and musician, born in Los Angeles. He’s a columnist for The Los Angeles Sentinel, The Black Star News in New York, and a Staff writer for Veterans Today. He’s also the author of A Message From the Hood.
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