as the servant of our father
and commander of mighty legions,
I today and forevermore decree
expulsion of the emperors,
greedy lords, and wicked priests
reaping riches without risk,
I curse their arrogant faces
vowing our God no more to waste
the lives of valiant warriors
and the sweat of common people
itís been an honor to lead your sons
through bold and brave affairs
let our precious kingdom thrive
from the banks of the sacred river
across the plush horizons
now, the citizens for whom we fought
shall find justice in a balanced court
where widows and wounded heroes
will be respected and rewarded,
we are our brother's keeper
piety shall be a person's choice,
not some cloak to fool the masses,
we must embrace the light of science
giving tithes to education
and encourage inquisitive minds
gather Ďround, I have returned
as the prophets foretold in scriptures
letís raise a chalice to the heavens
proclaiming peace from this day on
and the reign of a thousand years

Runnells, Iowa '15