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The American Dream Dies Alone

A red fist chokes my world before me
Millions of crimson fingers
Squeeze the life from my family
My friends, my lover

I awake covered in a cold sweat
"It could never happen, right?"
Now I watch blood stain the map
As more and more states turn red

She flees to Mexico
He awaits conversion
They face the reality that the Nazis tried to bury
70+ long years ago

I fall to my knees and wonder
I'm white. I'm male.
I'm mostly straight.
I have nothing to fear

Except for the fact that everyone I love
Is in danger

This isn't my America.
I left this mentality behind in World War II.

This isn't my America.
I didn't vote for a racist, misogynist, xenophobic waste.

This isn't my America.
I didn't choose to oppress.

This isn't my America.
I didn't choose to regress.

This is a dying America.
The American Dream Dies Alone.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 11/9/2016 5:13:00 AM
Very well written ... expressive of emotions felt by many of us here as well...
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