no more ugly americans

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Nation in danger when politics rule
Tyranny takes away power from fools
Everyone divided is fascist goal
Everyone’s private life under control
Left’s thought police want to strip away rights
Right’s arming themselves for future gunfights
Name-calling reveals our lack of respect
Angry tantrums reveal moral defect
Democracy works when wisdom prevails
But tyrants take over when self-rule fails
America’s greatness in books on shelves
We will be ruled if we don’t rule ourselves
Let’s learn to debate in civilized way
United AND diverse, in strength today.

 


Often sonnets are love poems and I do love America. But we Americans can give too much “weight” to politicians / politics of power and miss the greater picture of “We, the people”. Can we celebrate plurality but not force conformity? Can we discuss our differences and respect all persons? Let’s each work on our own character rather than defame another’s. No more being “ugly” to fellow Americans!

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Jan 26, 2019 @ 16:42:08

    First of all, congratulations on your excellent sonnet! Secondly, I wish all nations would adopt your recommendations, which even the democracies are straying so far from.

    Reply

  2. memadtwo
    Jan 25, 2019 @ 20:51:47

    We definitely need some bridges…(not more walls) (K)

    Reply

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