Bill of Rights
Bill — a document sealed — as in a sign or small picture — to lend authority, credence — to
make official what are — rights — ruled — what is proper fair and fitting — what was heretofore implied or inspired — to enumerate, ratify — to make real — to make the abstract concrete —
We have rights — protections that must be protected — protection written into the body of a
nation — shaping the shape of it:
Faith and speech
guns or grievance
no army in my house
no taking of my land
no searching no seizing
grand speedy and jury
nothing cruel or unusual and oh yes —
I do love peaceably assembling.
I do love petitioning the government for a redress of my grievances.
I do love my soldier free home.
And maybe I could love the security of a free state if all were truly free.
As I would love my government to be fair and predictable.
Because I believe, I do — I want to — to believe
in a government of the people,
and the unalienable rights of all the people
never to be surrendered,
always to be fought for,
Edited by Laynie Browne