Political Awakening

I guess since I was 6 and heard my dad
say he would not vote for the President,
I started understanding grownups had
their differences about our government.
But everyone agreed democracy
and righteous fairness is our legacy
and fortune, sharing values deep within –
Americans at heart, beneath our skin.

But lately I’ve been slapped about the head
with evidence my old perspective’s wrong.
I’m watching Reds’ attempt to cheat along
with lying and suppressing votes, instead
of standing for the ethical and fair.
Apparently we don’t agree, or care.

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