America is burning
The beacon shining on the hill is fading.
Lady Liberty hangs her head. Greater profits
Kindle fires of destructive government, while
Wealth has Reform under constant threat.
Decades of protective regulations are destroyed
In the name of harmful employment;
National monuments up for sale
To the quick buck and cheap paycheck.
An inveterate liar pollutes the White House,
Tarnishes the office of the President;
Ten million dreams subverted by unfounded fears,
Propaganda strangles, truth asphyxiates.
Steeped in fake news, too many
Tire of shouldering a heavy load, find fault
In generosity, turn away the needy,
Finding solace in unfounded evidence.
We are all lesser for government control
In hands which would sell our liberty
for the price of profits. Money should
Never be the greatness of a nation.
Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.