Sunday, April 3, 2016

Again, Make America Great

My son hears a man yelling
And turns to me, only a
Kid, and he asks in
Earnest, is that Donald Trump?

And I laugh, but later
My heart hurts.
Every child in our country, being 
Raised hearing that tone
Is learning it's okay to yell,
Cajole, cuss, dismiss, bully
And call names.

Gentle discourse
Respect for others 
Erudite, articulate, and
Asking for forgiveness 
This I try to teach my son

And yet, we have
Given a voice to fear
Allowed yelling to replace
Intelligence and suddenly I see
No longer are we great. 

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