New Poetic Works: "The United States of Sad Affairs"

Inspired by many recent declarations our government has made recently.



The United States of Sad Affairs

By Forrest Robert Stepnowski


What is happening to our country?


What has happened to the Land of the Free?

Free from Religious persecution as the Constituion grant's.


"Give me your tired, your poor,


Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,


The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.


Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! "


This is the poem that is bronzed on the tablet of the "Statue of Liberty"


We used to be known as a land of compassion.


Over time, the privileged have become power hungry as they clad their iron first of racism, elitism, and prejudicial white supremacism!


And we listen


No longer to we feed our hungry or embrace our differences


People are crying, dying, and struggling to breathe the air of freedom


And "We the People of the United States" are silent...


Sad state of affairs.


We listen in fear


We listen in disbelief


We listen as the rights of people of color, lgbtq, and other minorities are stripped away, bit, by bit, by bit.


We slowly suffocate ourselves


And we listen


Let our voices be heard from the shores to the mountain tops


Let our song rise up once again as we shout out "we shall overcome"


Let our dreams be realized once again as MLK taught us to do so


Let us be empowered once again like Harvey Milk inspired us to do so


No longer can we live in silence


For if we do, our silence will become our death...


Thank you for stopping by, are we done listening now?




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