US in 2017

From England in 1819

An old, mad, despised and, unfortunately, striving Thing;
the dregs of their dull race, who can't admit
The lack of anything moral or logical is not just acting.

Rulers who are oblivious to the problems, addressing only the comments
on screens and saying its all fake news
But in his one "good deed" to protect others far away, bombs were sent

We've been warned, once those drop there, some will come here
Because of this Thing that acts like a child,
World War III is near.

The Thing attacks people based on religion, sex and country of origin
but there are others who follow, blindly just as he
and it's become masses attacking masses, but we don't see what we're in

But then it comes to me,
we've all got bird eyes pinned to screens
not only do we neglect knowledge, but we don't want to see.

-Luz Palacios

2 thoughts on “US in 2017

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  2. The most original thought about this piece is mentioning what many are- bystanders. Many people just watch what is going on and are naive enough to believe everything they see/read. I really enjoyed this. Maybe mention what doing nothing can actually cause issues? It’s important to stand up for others. In my opinion, of course!

    Rahma Kohin
    EC – 5/25


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