Ode to the USA 2020

Goodbye, USA

It's been fun

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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

Prince George

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