With secret requiem tongues
They laid it deep in onyx halls
Liberties light, dwindled and perished
in mortal’s fear.

Patriot laws
wound founder patriot’s dreams
Privacy assailed
in abstruse penetration schemes

Rights are reined
Freedoms restrained
Birthed is a redress refrain

Fealty of Republic steals away
Democracy’s ways are chilled
Chambers of hopes darken by day
Constitutional means are stilled

With secret requiem tongues
They laid it deep in onyx halls
Liberty’s light, dwindled and perished
in mortal’s fear.

With bold freedom tongues void of fear
Shout in marbled halls with peer
Liberty’s light, rekindled and cherished
as citizens desire and revere.