Post more comments
Want a gift card for being active Forum member? Post comments and win $25 gift card every week.
Rules:
PoemHunter.com will be giving away Amazon.com gift cards (worth $75 in total) every week to first three members ($25 each) who participate most in our forum discussions. You just have to post comments on forum pages, poet pages or poem pages anywhere inside PoemHunter.com
Comments posted needs to be in different pages. Posting more than 1 comment on the same page will only be counted once.
Members can not post comments without being logged in.
PoemHunter.com has the right to cancel or edit this contest.
PoemHunter.com has a right to disqualify or ban member(s) without providing any type of reason, belief or proof in regards to any type of illegal activity or fraud.

Frank Bana


A Tiny Echo of America


America, why do you lock up millions of your young for enjoying just a little weed?
America, is this what you really long for?
America, why do you force dying old people to live and suffer, distressing and bankrupting their families for want of a shot of euthanasia?
America, why do you load your eager young learners with debt-for-life administered by heartless profit corporations?
America, is this is the path to full employment?
America, why do you keep your working class just one moment away from the loss of income medical insurance and shelter?
Is this your way of earning confidence in your compassion?
America, why do you think it fine for pupils, schools to fail, side by side with those who are educated and educating for success?
Is this the one nation which your God must rule?
America, why are children who have rights so threatening, when your sacred documents written by ancient men say everyone is born with inalienable ones?
America I don't want to give you my daughters.
In fairness I do embrace your postage stamps proclaiming 'Equality. Forever'. A rare sighting of your gift for irony.
America, why based on ancient documents do you uphold the right of evil or deranged individuals to arm themselves to kill whomever they please with weapons of unprecedented destructive power and then demonize anyone who calls, hey, for just a little restriction?
America, is this is your hilarious version of the prisoners' dilemma. An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
America, you've been dreaming of black helicopters again.
America, why do you ignore and falsify and undermine with lies, the evidence of human discovery concerning climate instability and the evolution of our species?
One nation united under whom, America?
America, why do you have a creepy shining eye on your paper money? Why are there no sidewalks? Why are you allergic to trains?
America, why do your politicians obey their corporate underwriters before the public, their party, their leaders, their constituents and their human conscience?
And why do your corporations have the power to block, subvert and destroy any bit of legislation that is in the public good, example, access to generic drugs, example, protection of children from violent videos and soda machines in schools?
Are your all corporate leaders childless?
America. Let's not get started on your financial sector.
Why do you think you can invade foreign countries, America? Because you can? And torture prisoners held without trial? Oh. Because you can.
America, you are full of Christians who fear the Golden Rule.
Heaven is New Jersey, my friends. Kabul is but a dream.
America, why are your little ones raped by priests? Why do your priests not kneel to justice?
Really, America. You think you're the greatest. You're the Cassius Clay of nations.
America, when will you stop fighting the Civil War? When will democracy really come?
Do you remember how the West was won?
America, it's time for some more Amendments.
America, when will you learn the words to Blowin' in the Wind?
Why did Woody Guthrie die alone?
I don't want to die alone. Not with you.
America, why are all your Presidents male straight non-atheist?
America, what killed the Kennedys?
Why are your Kindles full of tears?
America, do you know this poem is a tiny echo of Allen Ginsberg?
Americans, why don't you know?
Americans, you all look like black people, poor people, Hispanics, homosexuals, Muslims, immigrants, cripples and Jews.
I'm sorry, Americans. You are only people. I believe in you. You'll work it through.

Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Edited: Monday, February 11, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Tiny Echo of America by Frank Bana )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Long Goodbye (revised), Barry Jablonski
  2. I Want NIght To End, Elia Michael
  3. Transformation And Power Of Love, Lilly Emery
  4. To Do To..., Lawrence S. Pertillar
  5. Face Filters, Naveed Akram
  6. Almost a Fairy Tale, Lawrence Beck
  7. www at put up words, Abdullah alHemaidy
  8. Longing, Lara A. Aqrawi
  9. Cynicism….The Only One, James B. Earley
  10. The Beauty of Poetry, Lilly Emery

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

I speak not, I trace not, I breathe not thy name;
There is grief in the sound, there is guilt in the fame;
But the tear that now burns on my cheek may impart
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]