The Ballad of the Fall of the Republic

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: South College Publishing
This is a poem that I wrote almost 3 years ago. When it comes to my history as a poet this is my pride and joy. All sites like booksie that I've posted on have this ballad. Originally published under my real name.

Submitted: March 20, 2016

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THE BALLAD OF THE FALL OF THE REPUBLIC

 

There once was a republic, a home for the free, 
Filled with people much like you and me. 
But this republic would not last, 
It began to fade very fast. 

The people wanted peace, 
But the leaders wanted war. 
Soldiers wanted violence to cease, 
But politicians wanted more. 

The rich became to greedy, 
And the poor more needy. 
Eventually their economy fell through, 
And the leaders knew not what to do. 

And so they began taking rights away, 
Began enforcing new oppressive laws everyday. 
Soon fell the tree of Liberty, 
And in its place grew a tree of tyranny. 

The people rose in revolt, 
Stormed Olympus faster than a lightning bolt. 
But when the tyrants began their counter attack, 
The rebels weren't quick enough to react. 

The walls of Olympus no longer white but red, 
And all the rebels now lay dead. 
No longer does toll the liberty bell, 
No-not once, since the day the republic fell. 


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