Welcome to the land of the free and home of the brave
Enter at your own risk and be on your guard
Lest you be rounded up, imprisoned and deported
Can you feel the rise of intolerance and incivility
Once where there was promise of freedom and liberty
Mediocrity has risen its ugly head of hatred and racism
Ending slowly the concept of melting pot and unity in diversity

Welcome to a new era where fake news is reality
Endless rumors and lies become gospel truth
Little does it matter whether it is true or false
Conman of yesterday has now become the new savior
Oh how the pundits who thumbed their noses are kissing his ring
Merry go round of the rich are circling the power wagon
Eagerly waiting their turn for a piece of the crumb

Welcome to a new world order of art of the deal
Egalitarianism will be thing of the past and buried
Love thy neighbors as long as they are same as us be the creed
Camaraderie will be replaced slowly by cruelty
Oval office be the protagonist of misinformation and bigotry
Machiavellian doctrines will be the rule rather than exception
End of hope for generations to come

Welcome to the land of the free and home of the braves
Empower ourselves to fight for our rights
Laws may be manipulated, judiciary stuffed
Cowards we are not, must stand up and fight
On our shoulder heavy responsibility lies
Marching ahead with conviction, future is bright
 Engaged, enlightened and emboldened, will overcome this blight

Write anything Wednesday Nov-30-2016

Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

8 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. I can’t believe you have just 8 more weeks to go to complete your year of “W” Wednesdays. That is amazing! And this was a great poem, expresses what so many of us are feeling right now, division rather than inclusiveness and welcome. 🙂

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