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Building A Nation
by Nevada Kerr

Extravagant America
You took my will by storm
Speed conceals your fading star
A child of hope deformed

Cold perfection ripens
Like a superhuman flaw
This paragon of virtue
A fable from afar

Innocence can hurt you
Defeated foes strike back
Danger has no curfew
Virgin white turns black

Urbanite and rustic peer
Misjudge the still small voice
Defer to Wall Street bull and bear
When voting precludes choice

An undisclosed tribunal
The boasting giant's friend
The freedom fighter's good intentions
Big business till the end

Written by © Nevada Kerr
January 25, 2004.

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Created: January 2004 © Paul Kinder Last Updated: 26/1/04