Quickly September 1

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
Highways jammed with broken heroes

It fitfully blows, conceals, half discloses
Everybody’s … on the run tonight.

Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam.
I want to guard your dreams and visions.

O say can you see by the dawn’s early light?
We’ll run till we drop…we’ll never go back.

I want to guard your dreams and visions.

 
This poem was written for the Labor Day weekend challenge from Miz Quickly, asking us to interpose lines from a serious song with those from one less serious in tone. Not sure I nailed it because I think Springsteen is often pretty serious as a lyricist, but these lines are from Born to Run and the National Anthem.

 

 

 

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