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O’Bugler (revised)




Time once more old bugler

Too swiftly came this dawn

Stand tall and blow the reveille

Our mantle we must don


Play loud and true good sentry

Soon comes a painful chore

Let people by your presence know

We’re Lincoln’s child once more


Beckon Bugler high and low

Make all heed quick your plea

Pals and swells and homeboys too

Turn out for liberty!


To see old glory raised on high

Proud bolt forlorn with worth

Soiled by toils, sweat and blood

The labors of our birth


Alas ’tis true it’s face shown dim

For people of odd sheen

Foreigners, natives, wretched souls

What torments they have seen


Yes, these echoed visions

Bear witness to our land

Even greatness and abundance

With these don’t seem so grand


Still, blow stout fellow! Unfurl the flag!

Proclaim us best bar none

Our greatness yearns to reign again

As history’s noblest son


Let some gnash teeth and spit their bile

Blare their harsh decree

Shout with ire some have less

That’s all their minds can see


Yes, flaws may be, good listeners

Still best the world has known

Left to learn, to find our way

What bounties could be sown


So brace old flag to steel our souls

The road ahead to trod

To march in faith or walk alone

Each to face his God


Rouse our fight brave bugler

With trumpet rend the air

Nudge the flag with strident blast

Its majesty re-declare!


Despite our crimes and faults and ills

We’ll grin with certainty

We’ll pay high price and do our best

To prove true loyalty



And all you heroes long gone down

We’ll ne’er forget your deeds

We’ll do our best to win your smile

As destiny it must needs


I am the bugler, you are too

We’re all in freedom’s band

Let’s raise the call and do our all

To save this precious land!



Al Shane

Upland, California

Alvan I. Shane Author, The Day Liberty Wept 2270 N Euclid Ave Frequent Op-Ed Contributor Upland, Calif 91784 Political Donor to Cons Grps / Causes (909) 946-5104 Ex-Marine / California native Tax Accountant / Mar 43yrs / 1 son
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