Oh traumatized, lobotomized,
confused and vicious state;
thou drug-induced, that flees-the-truth
avoiders of our fate…
God hides Her face from Thee,
and spurns your waste, and all your wars
from toxic shore to seas.
Oh don’t you fear
your crimes of hate,
backed up with endless toil;
tear souls apart, and leave a wake
of slag-filled, useless spoil?
where once your Light did shine,
now darkness fills the minds of men,
who spurn all things divine.
Our schools are shams,
our cities rot, our populace are dumb.
We’ve lost our way, can’t find the path
because our minds are numb…
Where did your greatness go?
Did apathy, and self-conceit
take everything we know?
I pray for you, I pray for me
to find some courage and
take back our land, our grid,
and then restore our Freedom stand.
I pledge my heart to thee,
I’ll fight the foe, in Capitol,
bring back Democracy.
Oh Beautiful, I love your parks,
your fields, your lakes, your trees,
your woods, your plains, your snow-capped peaks
your flora, and your beasts…
I am made of your clay,
I love you now, and always will
throughout my life of days.
We once were great, can be again;
if we could learn to dare,
and realize that we share the world
who needs us now to care.
Your Angel calls us all…
to be our best, our sovereign selves
and rise above this squall.
Melissa Ellen Penn
July 3, 2017