The Interloper

By Sean Dempsey, 11/5/23

Who is this brazen Stranger—
Who would DARE of freedom dream—
To crave a land, of strife and sand,
Be filled not with children’s screams?

“Perhaps a stop to bloodshed
Might slow the endless ring—
Reveal God’s ken; we’re all still men!
Let us see what love can bring…”

But the Wisemen speak to fancy:
“This war will cleanse the earth;
Like ice and fire to mud and mire,
The dead must bring their worth.”

The Sages nod, continue on:
“Sir, there are monsters in these lands!
Not men, but beasts, on cruelty feast—
So we must all make a stand!”

The Stranger looks a tired eye
At this wartorn, ruined lot—
Although meek, he starts to speak…
But his head explodes; he’s shot.

Sean Dempsey
Sean Dempsey moved to New Hampshire as one of the first 100 ‘Free Staters.’ He unabashedly believes in the US Constitution and the message and principles enshrined by its founders. Sean believes the country in which we live needs to re-examine what Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, and Adams believed (and were willing to die for). The message of freedom is not a tag line or something to be embarrassed by, but is sacrosanct and more important than ever!

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