The Soundtrack of Your Independence
They danced upon the breaking of their strings,
Of love and liberty and other pretty-sounding things,
Ripping, shredding flags that didn’t represent them anymore
Their blood, swimming back to their lifelines,
Their tears, relenting safely to shore–
Just like sleepless, scorched spirits they crawled back to bed
Singing elegies to their nightmares for their villains are dead!
And for the first time since God knows when
It’s alright to dream.
It’s alright to dream again.
Listen now, hearken hope
As it painfully echoes,
mourning over what nobody knows:
that behind one soul’s laughter,
were a thousand weeping of heroes.