America Are You Sleeping?

There was no doubt

passions ran high

The excitables and peacocks joined forces

convinced their leaders are true

The dredges and forgotten, the rich and influenced

answered the call

they believed their leaders true

They were joined with patriot-traitors, foreign agents, the lonely, sad and pethetic

your neighbor

They stormed the citadel and took pictures for Mom and the world to see

“So happy are we

in our frenzy to eat our own”

a gathering of the grieved, the panic stricken unheard

they answered the call from the faceless trolls who manufactured

and served fear as comfort food

they answered the call from the pretty faces and sexy bodies

from the politi-tainment-weaponized-christ

every one of them self crucified

Forty-Five years of hate and fear

Forty-Five years of violent imagery

Militarism infused into every aspect of life

Camo underwear?

a generation raised on the teat of a gun

they gathered to be inspired

inspired they were

Their leaders ran home and tuned in

gathered with friends, family, the rich and famous to watch and sceme while the citadel was ransacked

life was threatened

they partied bathed in greed

dreaming of the spoils

patriot-traitors, foreign agents, the lonely, sad and pathetic broke glass

attacked those who swore to protect

attacked those who held true

your neighbor

Their glee broke my heart

Their anger terrified me

they have no remorse only lust of blood

lust of hate to comfort their fear

their hubris

and

a

gun

they laugh in the face of those who care,

those who believe,

those who love

America are you sleeping?

From the Many – One

We

Us

It is up to us.

Are we a government for, of and by the people?

Having a Congress, President and a Supreme Court who consistency act against the will of the people doesn’t sound like America to me.

Our president wishes to give the country to the lunatic fringe and give the keys of nuclear stability to president Putin. Doesn’t sound like America to me.

Our Congress only responds to the will of the dollar. Doesn’t sound like America to me.

Our Courts only respond to the will of Congress and trickle down dollars from them. Doesn’t sound like America to me.

Were we asleep?

Gerrymandering and unsecure voting machines have taken their toll.

Widespread manipulation via social media and network disinformation have shut out many. Have cause to fear.

Happily we attack and destroy one another.

Happily we watch our children deal with constant manipulation and wonder why they kill, why they hate, why they abuse.

We can’t handle the manipulation and the children can’t either.

We must look beyond party, race, religion and gender.

Step by step we are being taken apart by those who pledge allegiance,

by those who allow dark money to feed our politics and by those who kneel before foreign powers.

We have let others take our constitutional foundation and turn it into a mockery.

It is up to us.

We can stop this and we can make the change.

Your political party affiliation should have nothing to do with saving our country.

You know better.

We must push back against the bullies who lurk in our society.

We are better than this, than them.

We will not take the bait to be drawn into their nightmare. We are, our country is, better than that.

Let us get back to being part of this great world.

Let us commit to our statement to “achieve a more perfect union”

Let us remember that we are a nation of immigrants and our elders escaped tyranny for that hope.

We mustn’t devolve into evil.

We must take every option to restore our country that has been so long neglected.

It is up to us.

There are ways we can succeed and it requires effort.

Our country is always under construction. We’ve had our failures and our false starts and we’ve always moved forward.

It’s time to take that truly inclusive step.