Even In the Silence
Listen, he would say. Can you hear him son, way off in the distance. He's coming son. Listen, he's getting louder. Listen carefully son. Pay attention and listen. That's America son. That's life in America. Listen to that engine. Feel the power. That's America growing, powerful, and free. That's American life, Growing, small at first, getting bigger, getting louder. Soon he will be here. Listen son. Listen to that engine. Listen, hear it roar. He's getting closer. Listen to the roar, feel the power of that engine. Look son, up the road, around the bend, there's his smoke over the hill. See son, there he is. Chrome stacks belching smoke. There he is, like a boy turning into a man. Getting bigger Getting stronger Pump your fist son, Grab the air. Blow your horn, He will answer you, and He will talk to you. There he is, blasting by, the big engine roaring, the smoke blowing out of the chrome stacks. There he goes,disappearing into the wind. A wave, a honk, a smile as he heads into the future. Listen son, listen to the silence. He is gone. But more will come. Even in the silence, they are all there. They are coming to deliver America. Do not be afraid. Even in silence, they are there.
Posted by George S Batty