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Democratic Legacies

Take a moment, if you will
  to ponder the situation of government at will.
Representatives of the people they claim
 yet, individual indiscretions gain greater fame.
Racist ramblings dress a deep inner rage
 rise to the surface from pasts poorly displayed.
Whiteout and black face strayed
 openly upon the political stage.
Sexual innuendo and exploitations
 feign threat and menace of illegal immigration.
Tax dollars that can never satisfy
 the budgetary ingredients of a mince pie,
build a wall, large and stout
 keep everyone in and the others out.
Gone is the give and take
 lessons lost of passed mistakes.
What price does the future hold
 for democratic legacies of old?
Open eyes, how do we boldly go
 to the freedom for the republic we know? 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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