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Stepping Backwards

Updated on May 3, 2017

America, once a country so very proud

has now to become a faceless crowd

As the Hood's paperboy out loud shouts

read all about it, plotting and planning

all along in changing his routes.

The Great Deliverer, pulls the shroud

over our nation, where once men bowed

As channels tout, fresh graves ploughed

whining and to harang, loudest endowed

a pledge once in honesty was vowed.

Now a branch of the tree appears as dead

While all great promises all but have fled

As the congressman pleads and then to cower

Amidst the vast array of his constituents

Where the compliments are sure to shower.

This once grand place where brave have bled

Following the plan that the Fathers once led

Policemen all stand where terrorist do plan

Masses all protest and do not understand

Nothing more then but a new word to brand.

All to be communist, the throngs all to signify

We've all been wronged, is the labelled cry

Let's just kick them out, the anarchist traitors

As the groups are led by exaggerated inflaters

While a few level heads accost the debaters.

Was one war to precede, a massive one to follow

Such a great unrest a man cannot swallow

We do not deserve it a gentle soul cajoles

As huge trucks embark armoured tanks roll

A dark day on the horizon, a time so cold.

A day of peace, now so soon appears

Amidst the parades, crowds and the cheers

Was a time of change to make things right

Now leaving behind the turmoil, the fight

Ideas all rearranged, as all sleep in the night.

A quest once sought, now soon to begin

As history to repeat itself, all over again

Steps once were taken, now all forsaken

While now comes the peace, votes are cast

Perhaps to escape the madness at last.

To be the plight of us, all of the humankind

to walk this road and of its challenging design

The histories of our forefathers all to remind.

a positive pathway, in no self-pity to wallow

Every good step we take another to follow


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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 9 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most expressive poetry.

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      whonunuwho 9 months ago from United States

      Thanks for stopping by my friend. Blessings. whonu

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      Audrey Hunt 9 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      My brother and I were talking about how history has changed. Some for the good and some...


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      Michael-Milec 9 months ago

      Thanks for a history and a ongoing events presentation to a first generation settler.

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      whonunuwho 9 months ago from United States

      Good news, my friend. Thank you so much for your support. Blessings. whonu

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      whonunuwho 9 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and many blessings to you and family. whonu

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      Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago from Texas

      Whonu, wonderful, I enjoyed this very much. I see the men who want to go back to a time when women were not allowed to vote.

      I watched the questioning of James Coomey and he said that saying that an investigation of Hillary was on going was a lie and did not mention that there is an ongoing investigation of trump's campaign ties to Russia is at this moment still going on.


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      whonunuwho 9 months ago from United States

      My thanks to Eric and Terrie Lynn for your nice comments. Blessings to all. whonu

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      Terrie Lynn 9 months ago from Canada

      Wow, whonu. This is great. Deep thinking early in the morning. My brain is wide awake now. I love you work. Thank you.

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      Eric Dierker 9 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This is really cool. It made me think more of history than today.