The Man With Yellow Hair
the earth shuddered on the day you were elected for it knew
the world had lost a leader
the ravens croaked their warnings for they knew
imminent danger was upon us
the trees trembled for they knew
you would cut down the very foundation from which this country had been built
the animals scattered the first speech spoken from your mouth for they knew
only destructive, hate-filled fire would spew
the song birds flew for cover the first lies you told for they knew
a thousand more untruths would be furiously flung
the rivers rose and roared as you “cleaned the swamps” for they knew
your personal sewage would poison them
the landscape darkened as you pompously pranced upon her for she knew
you would molest her and leave her limp in despicable denial
the flowers wilted the day you spoke of walls & fences for they knew
blossoming dreams and dreamers would be viciously plucked of all hope
the bears, wolves and coyotes hid as you massacred our sacred American principles for they knew
they too would be hunted down and killed
the vultures circled as your congress remained shockingly silent for they knew
red meat would eventually be plentiful
the wasteland you created waited for it knew
it would one day turn green and flourish again.
And so it was and will be, on the day the man with yellow hair leaves office and takes his tribe with him.
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We are robust human beings with voices and a higher consciousness.
There is no stopping the power of truth or the power of compassion.
Our thirst will be quenched, our longings fulfilled.
We will, one day, thrive again in this great country of the United States.
VOTE locally, VOTE statewide and VOTE nationally. Make your voice heard. VOTE.
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Written on Memorial Day, 2018