Day of Change

Lawrence Holofcener

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They'll neither die

Nor will they starve.

The raids will soon be mob

Then angry horde.

Though we outnumber them

They'll wipe us out.

The last who spoke

Brought grudging, grim accord.

The Amwell Man it was.

We've tried to reach

The Generals in vain.

It seems all reasonable men

Are here or dead.

And yet the only way

For free secure survival

Is one nation.

But how to reckon

With an armed and ready rival?!


This brought pandemonium.

No!  Not another civil war like ours-

Vietnam!  Korea!

Shouting, grumbling-

Richard waited out the uproar

Then outlined his idea.

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