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Poem: A Democracy
We anoint our country
with the peaceful transfer of power.
Like the maternal moss and its
warm and comforting blanket
over the fertile land, we look to
the leaders of the free world
to offer us the hope of new beginnings,
and to lead us out of this traumatizing darkness.
We pledge our faith and troth to you
and the belief in the process we call, a democracy.
We, the constituents of the United States of America,
historically, members of a respected world power,
must come together for a common good,
engendering kindness and resolve,
to do what is best for the whole,
all the brilliant strands of color, abilities,
and beautiful collective nomenclature.
Yes we, united, must pool our ideas
in order to promote cohesiveness,
for the anger has not served us well.
The bleeding out has exacted its pound of flesh,
forcing contaminated ideology and delusions to rise to the surface,
taking the lives of the innocent and most precious in its wake.
They are not our enemies, nor are they the answer to our sorrows.
So, rise above this narrow and small minded "cogito,"
extinguish that aspect of self- importance and ego
because success is embodied in the strength
of a united and healed nation.
Within that context, we will prevail and prosper once again.
Copyright 2013, Robin Grosswirth