Make America Great Again – The Poem

Make America Great Again

America was great when Native Americans lived in harmony with the land;

America was terrible when European Americans, wittingly and unwittingly, destroyed their cultures.

America was great when our Founders fought for justice, ushered in democracy, and penned the Constitution.

America was terrible when Black Americans were owned and counted as three-fifths of a person.

America was great when we were willing to engage in a Civil War in order to right the wrong of slavery.

America was terrible when lynchings were as common as white sheets.

America was great when Lady Liberty welcomed the tired, the poor, and huddled masses yearning to be free.

America was terrible when we turned our backs on those trying to escape oppression.

America was great when we invented the light bulb, the polio vaccine, and the Internet.

America was less great whenever we’ve been blinded by greed, materialism, and ignorance.

America was great when we saved the world from the Nazis.

America was less great when we interned Japanese-Americans.

America was great when we sent men to the moon.

America was less great when we sent men to Vietnam.

America was great bequeathing Casablanca, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and South Park to the world.

America was terrible bequeathing Sharknado, Twilight, and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to the world.

America is great because we have over 350 Nobel Prize laureates, a third of whom are immigrants.

America is great because people travel from all over the globe to visit our national parks and vibrant culture.

America is great because we are the shining city on the hill that others try to emulate.

America is great because when the world needs us, we answer the call.

America is great because we overcame racism and elected a Black President.

America is terrible when our current President wants to build a wall and create a travel ban against Muslim majority countries.

America is terrible when our President denies climate change and pulls out of the Paris Accords.

America is terrible when our President equates violent neo-Nazis with those who demonstrate against racism.

America is terrible when lies roll easier off the tongue of our President than truths do.

America is terrible when our thin-skinned President threatens nuclear holocaust.

All Americans want to Make America Great Again.

The first step in Making America Great Again is to show the door to the worst President this country has ever had.

 

2 thoughts on “Make America Great Again – The Poem

  1. All so true, Matt. Have you seen the greeting card with the founding fathers discussing the constitution and one of them says something like, “yes, this will probably work, but what happens if the people elect a f****** moron?” Hope you are having a good school year.

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