Mother of Exiles

by Adam Kirby

Genre: Singer-Songwriter


Mother of Exiles
by, Adam Kirby
©2016 Sorrow Eater Music (ASCAP)

Underneath the eye shot into orbit
with the Gorgonstare, she stands defiant
but clothed in fraudulent regalia.

Her diligence forgotten and ignored;
the meaning mutilated by design
of the destroyers of the ancient world.

Their weapons are the empty minds of men
bred into their captivity by fear
of losing everything […] that freedom gained.

Now scarcely anyone remains to ask,
‘Where else to all the huddled masses hide
when sheltering in place is not enough?’

The remnant calls her ‘Mother of Exiles’,
by whom we still can right our compasses.

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