Hard Won

We can all think
  differently

While instantaneously feeling
  the same

We can politically straddle the
  great divide

While below loving the canyons
  and plains

We can put all prejudice and
  opinion aside

When the outcome is cast
  zero-sum

And in those moments our greatness
  calls loudest and true

With the blood of a freedom
  —hard won

(Grantham New Hampshire: March, 2015)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on November 18, 2018

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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