Fragile Thing


Oh, how fragile

A house of glass

From sea to shining sea


Intricate web

That binds our land

Humble democracy


Paid for in blood

From sacred sons

Even harder to keep


Two centuries

A hallowed past

Democracy runs deep


Forefathers best

To build upon

Sheltered from tyranny


But, oh this child

This fragile thing

Blessed democracy


10 Responses to “Fragile Thing”
  1. beth says:

    so fragile and so well said

  2. jonicaggiano says:

    So beautiful Brad. I hope people will stop and think about what you are saying before that Democracy is ever treated with disregard. So many have paid such a cost for our freedom. I can’t pick a favorite stanza as they are so beautifully written each and every one. Men like yourself who have done so much to protect our Country. Love ya Brad. Sending love, hugs and great respect to you my friend. 🤗❤️💕🤗🌸🌺Jonikins

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    Democracy, as imperfect as it is in our version, continues to be tested.

  4. Jim Borden says:

    yes, three cheers for democracy! great poem, Brad!

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    A beautiful poem and a very real and pertinent message. Democracy was almost eroded with your last president and now must be rebuilt and protected, but not necessarily with guns and bullets but with education and guidance. Wisdom is venerated by her children…
    Lovely work my brother!

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