America Great Again - Poem by Randy McClave
'Let's make America great once again! '
Is what I have heard the people scream and shout,
I wondered though was it before or after they said, 'Amen'
But, I would say that with great suspicion and doubt.
I have been told that America was great once before
But, when exactly could that era really be,
I only remember many Americans as the needy and the poor
And did anyone care for them, nobody.
Was America great before we stole this land away
Or maybe it was after we bought and sold slaves,
Maybe it was between those many wars that we had every day
Maybe, that Great America is lying in one of those million graves.
I wished sometimes that I had myself a watch
And a history book so that I could look back into time,
I wonder when they shout, 'Let's Make America Great Again' a botch
As all I remember is seeing and hearing of hatred and crime.
Was America great before the great depression
Was it great after the assassins bullets rang out loud,
Those are some of the many thoughts that I still question
For a country to be great, what should be allowed.
Maybe America is a great country just for the rich
Or maybe it is great if we didn't have to pay any taxes,
I wished from corruption and sin we could escape with the flip of a switch
Maybe then many Americans wouldn't carry guns, knives and axes.
When was the time that America didn't have bigotry and racism
When was the time that the poor and the needy we didn't shame,
Maybe that is only preached and written down just for tourism
Then always someone else can get the blame.
When were women in America treated as man's equivalent
When was the last time Americans didn't revolt or demonstrate,
I wonder when us Americans have been truthful and not`ambivalent
Maybe only then, America would have been known as great.
Maybe America is great country just for the politicians
And why wouldn't it be, most of them are bribed and bought,
Becoming millionaires and to help their benefactors is their true missions
Someday in hell though, they all will rot.
'Let's make America great again! ', I heard the politician scream
But, first we must kill and rob and then deport,
Others nightmares will become our own joyous dream
Then in the end, the greatness of America, will be in God's court.
Randy L. McClave
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