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


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

    so fragile and it is imperative that we don’t let it fall

  2. In all of the times I studied history throughout the school years, I’d never sensed just how fragile democracy is. Living in this world today is a bigger teacher than history books can ever be!

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    Beautiful poem as always Brad, congratulations I am so excited to see your name as the second listed poet of the year nomination for Spillwords press NYC. I wasn’t even sure if you knew that you had been nominated. I hope you will let everybody know so that they will know the nomination is out. So excited and happy for you. You are an amazing poet.
    Yea !!!!!!! Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉 🍾

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks, Jonikins! Just put a post out. Now fingers crossed. Thank you for all your kind support!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        I already put my comment on it. I put out a Twitter to remind people to go in an vote with the link. You are so welcome. I truly believe you deserve this and your writing speaks for itself. Congratulations again !!❤️🤗love Jonikins

  4. Jim Borden says:

    it’s remarkable how long our democracy has lasted, thanks to the brilliance of our founding fathers…

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