America Bleeds

Democracy’s demons,

they follow and stalk

for every freedom

they strike like a hawk


The cost of liberty

its downside abides

to follow intrepid

which vengeance as guide


All men here are equal

to right and then wrong

pursuing their happiness

the short and the long


Hoping the majority

will rule most benign

many to suffer

from licensed decline


Nobility’s tenure

its reign has been long

but treachery threatens

the best of our song


Tomorrow in focus

the few and the brave

must suffer the arrows

that seek to enslave


And onward we struggle

to save what we can

as menacing trouble

within starts again


This fight more than worth it

the day is now late

America bleeding

—our future at stake


(The New Room: May, 2022)

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