It's been fun
But now you are
Too evil for for me.
We once were side by side
And helped each other out.
Now we're a security risk
And don't even want to visit you any more.
So many in your country
Now want to expunge my minority
And we will not let you do that
Nor praise the false gods you follow.
The claim used to be
That you were exceptional to grow the good
But now we see how that claim
Only tried excused wars without end.
To win the west you killed those there
Ages and ages before
Then left your shores to kill even more
Cheering all the while.
The flag, the flag, those stars and stripes
Stood for something good but no more.
Demands, do things my way. Give me what I want.
(Gotta barrel or two of oil?).
Liberty's torch has gone out
Other torches light your streets.
Police kill Blacks without cause
Militias and police make common cause.
You elected a madman
And enough still support him
To cause you former allies
To question you ability - and morality.
You lockup kids, and Blacks and Browns
Then let Boogaloos roam free
And let all have guns, guns, and more
You why wonder why danger surrounds you.
So you buy more guns.
False news, fake news, insults, and more
Fill your radios and TVs.
Urging the favoured to kill those not
And think the US is the Land of the Free.
Hatred has become your most common trait.
Presidents break your laws to no account.
You once were envied
But now you are pitied.
A favoured few have all the gold,
The rest must do without.
COVID kills without ceasing
And pseudo cures proclaimed.
QAnon decrees the system bad
To urge a worse one in its place.
Ministers, preachers, and prophets
Seek money more than salvation.
I used to love you, USA.
I thought you mostly good and fine.
Now I see the rot that spreads
Sweet land of liberty.
I fear what you have become
and what you may be too soon.
The Cold War won, you lost the peace
Not from outside but within.
Willow C. Arune