Amber Waves

Where did the amber waves of grain go?
Replaced with houses and fences
Painted white as snow
Assaulting the senses

Where did the amber waves of grain go?
Replaced with towering smoke stacks
Pouring out wherever the wind blows
Their dusty, cloudy attacks

Where did the amber waves of grain go?
Replaced with ink and paper
Bills, taxes, and escrow
And files hidden in skyscrapers

Where did the amber waves of grain go?
Replaced with nuclear warheads
Atop missiles and ready to blow
At the whims of state heads

Where did the amber waves of grain go?
Are they still out there?
Do they still grow
Tall, free, and fair?

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