Poetic, Republicans are not. President Trump proved that by choosing to not have an inaugural poem read. But five Democrats did so, including Barack Obama (Maya Angelou) and John F. Kennedy (Robert Frost). So here is our own poem, the one missing from Trump’s corona… er, inauguration.
A Great America
America, many times I’ve flown above your beauty
from 30,000 feet, there are no pen-lines to see
you are no map, because of all your creatures,
people alone divide, and in their divisions,
weaken what it is they claim to love.
Surely you remember the many times
politicians tried to garner popularity
by standing on the backs of innocents
turning us against them for the purpose
America, how is it you’ve forgotten?
America, you’re right, it’s time for greatness
as these flawed days of empire fade away
but no greatness of some shoddy ‘golden age’
in this new greatness all must share the bounty-
otherwise, what a shabby victory.