And some, I assume, are good people.”
- Donald T(he )Rump on Mexico
Make America Great Again?
Clueless White Male Privilege
than pining for
“The Good Ol’ Days.”
pre-Civil Rights Acts
pre-Voting Rights Act,
I piss on your nostalgia.
I shit on your romanticized
of a sanitized,
had their place,
and they knew it
and they kept there
and they were happy.
Their mythology comforts
for there is
no desperate, hungry pleas
The Exceptional, Chosen Americans
from their enviable dreams.
I’m an American
and my country
and the rest of us
who have been left out
on the sidelines,
in the boiling kitchens,
under punishing sunlight
in the fields,
wiping the asses
of the royal offspring
of the rich and pampered,
Don’t let them
“Make America Great Again”
because we know
where that led us.
“Make America Complete, At Last.”
|Moskowitz voting in California Primary, June 2016|
[For Poets United suffrage prompt.]
Standing and applauding, Mosk!ReplyDelete
You ended on a very profound note MoskReplyDelete
“Make America Complete, At Last.”]
Thanks for dropping by to read mine
A passionate write, enjoyed it Mosk.ReplyDelete
A strong call to power! Let's get this poem out there and change some minds by telling the truth--and none of the "talking Heads" double talk, either. Bravo!ReplyDelete
I am on my feet applauding madly. YES, make America Complete At Last. I wrote a rant on somewhat the same theme, but didnt post it. So I am thrilled to read your wonderfully honest, truthful poem. LOVE it!ReplyDelete
Hey, I like Sherry I also wrote a rant and on second thoughts didn't post it and wrote a more mellowed Sevenling...your poem really brought tears to my eyes Mosk...applaud, applaud...ReplyDelete
Bravo! I couldn't agree with you more. What frigntens me is how many people are listening to him.ReplyDelete
We scream, piss and shit with you (in the most cordial way possible of course) - it is alarming how humanity is so readily obliterated by politicsReplyDelete
I love that cap!!!ReplyDelete
And can understand exactly where you are coming from...
I think the whole world has gone completely mad.
ha. i need that hat.ReplyDelete
i dont know what to make of this election. i am not very fond of either but i find trump detestable. and his brand of nostalgia, sickening.
Love it, Mosk. Just as we have an obligation not to vote carelessly, we have an obligation not to fail to vote responsibly...:DReplyDelete
A passionate write well done.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous, honest, rant! Could not agree with you more.ReplyDelete