America in 2017

Inspired by: “England in 1819” by Percy Shelley

A new, mad, blind, despised, and thriving president;

Advisors, fatcats, who strut

Through public scorn- when we can’t pay our rent.

A ruler who neither sees nor feels the rut-

A Capitalist leeching every cent,

Till the country suffering, doors shut.

A people outraged and not ready to yield,

A people treated like cattle and prey.

Science takes a back seat, fundamentals revealed,

Just ignoring it won’t keep global warming at bay.

Ignorance abounds, no knowledge to wield,

A change must come or our fate is sealed.

Let’s make America great again, ok?

What that even means, no one can say.

-Katie Oswald



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