Thursday, April 8, 2010

History As Tool ~ A Rondeau

Virginia will celebrate the Confederacy!

and the brave men who died so fearlessly,

ignoring the slavery and pain

brought about by the whip and the chain,

and the tinder-box spark, Harpers Ferry.

After all we seceded so graciously,

it could have all ended so peacefully.

Let's just ignore the blame and the claim,

if only to celebrate the Confederacy.

Our Generals in war stood out peerlessly,

as men in shoddy gear died so cheerlessly

defending the slave owner’s gain.

- But don’t call the Governor insane.

It’s a political calculation, you see,

the audacity to celebrate the Confederacy.

(for Governor Bob McDonnell)

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