She’s Been Mistreated Not Defeated

By Don Kenton Henry

The Lady’s served her children well
She’s known joy and she’s known hell
She’s lost more than just one son and daughter too
She’s been through tragedy and triumph
Ever watchful and reliant
And she does it all for me and you
A shining beacon cross the seas, leading those yearning to be free
With hopes of dignity and safety; a chance to make a better life
Where a person is judged by deed – not their color or their creed
To pursue happiness and liberty without strife
But it’s easy to throw stones, cast bullets, and throw bombs
At one who helps those who might be different
And none are quite so vulnerable as those who stand tall above the crowd, shouting liberty out loud
And dare give everyone a place at a table set for all
See Freedom cannot be when it’s meant for just you and me
It has to be for brothers and sisters weak and small – as well as strong and able
Let our differences not be a threat                                                                                                 To keep us all together as a whole is this lady’s test
So step forward, help her hold that torch, feed her heart, water her soul
But please bring something to her table; give whatever you are able
Let her know that you are grateful to live the life you choose
And realize the tide of freedom ebbs if that arm drops by her side
And all you take for granted . . . we will lose
Take a stand – don’t bite the hand that feeds you
Don’t let us lose the right to speak, protect our families, take a knee or choose our leaders
It’s been a glorious ride though, of late, she’s been mistreated
But she can only be defeated from within
And you cannot keep her by replacing things which made her great
With things which caused the death of many  and the fortunate escaped
Cast your lot with Lady Liberty, ring her bell, water her tree
Lock hands and stand with me, keep her safe as she has we
Stand with my Lady Liberty

Thisdonald … Proud American Patriot

One thought on “She’s Been Mistreated Not Defeated

  1. Kenton, I think this is the very first of your works that I ever read. You instantly captured my attention, and have continued to hold it through every single piece I get the honor to read. I truly think Kenton that in this time, this season…day in which we live that “this donald” just may be your strongest platform for your courageous voice to echo through the land!

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