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Forest Path, watercolor by Vera Tracy, Jonesborough TN
Graphic above: watercolor of Forest Path by Vera Tracy, Jonesborough TN


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by Dave Waldrop

The author is a Smoky Mountain native, retired coach and social worker, Navy veteran and father, and author previously published in hardcopy and in ACRInc online.

Justice and Liberty

"...a female band is getting ready to release the song in the winter/spring with Spanish and Ukranian languages behind the chorus...." -- wd,1/2014

Can you believe what’s goin’ wrong right here in the U.S.A.?

Some people pushin’ their brothers and sisters way back beyond yesterday.

Rich people get riched while the poor get poored in the land of the brave and the free.

But, that won’t make America strong. I keep a’wonderin’ why some can’t see.


So, let’s start a little revolution, workin’ together for the common good-

Red and White and Black and Yellow buildin’ a real tight neighborhood.

Now, I’ll help you and you help me. We’ll all get them voter I.D.s.

And on that day we’re gonna cast our votes for justice and liberty.

Declaration of Independence- (Consider doing this in Spanish.)

And for the support of this declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection

of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.


Let’s push together for the dignity of ever’body in this land.

Make no exception to the value God gave every woman and man.

Repeat Chorus-

Come on and join this revolution, workin’ for the common good-----


Come on, people! Ever’body gotta push for justice and liberty.

Justice and liberty-justice and liberty-justice and liberty!

©Dave Waldrop-9/16/2013

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Poppies, watercolor by Vera Tracy, Jonesborough TN
Graphic: Poppies, watercolor by Vera Tracy, Jonesborough TN

Dave Waldrop's poetry appears in the soft-cover book am I, PPS Publishing, 2005, from which the above are printed with the author's permission. The book, along with Dave's CD Freedom may be ordered through him on-line or by snailmail at P. O. Box 122, Webster NC 28788. He and Dr. Gary Carden also appear together in performance and on CD recitations.

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text © Dave Waldrop, unattributed graphics © A Country Rag, Inc. and Jeannette Harris, January 2014. All rights reserved.

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