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Words and Promises by Carlos Loera

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Words and promises

Ingrained into our hearts

Constitutional freedoms

Expressed by founding fathers

To ensure equality

Where

Here

How

When our supreme leaders

Seem to take us

Back in time

Past hard pressed

Victories

Take an oath for life

Then

Lie

Bio:  Carlos Loera graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with an MFA in Art. He teaches at San Antonio College. He is an artist, writes poetry and produces the poetry group Voces Cósmicas.

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