American elect

American elect

A Poem by Rebecca Leigh
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Freewriting

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One man,
The new leader on the nation,
A hated cretin,
The population foresaken,
Take to the streets.
Instead of acting calm,
And responsible,
It's like the return of Nam!
Some actions inconceivable,
Looting and setting fires,
Crimes irreversible.
The same people who cast away hate,
Are the same ones creating it!
It is a trumped up situation,
But only we as a unified nation,
Can we begin to repair,
What is really broken.
It is not our media or politics,
Though they are beyond corrupt,
It is not about who is right or who is wrong,
Or where you fall on the democracy spectrum.
What is truly broken and slain,
Is us, American citizens.
Stop trying to silence what is offensive,
Deal with it and move on.
Don't blame one man for everything that is wrong,
But look within yourself,
And be the change you want to see.

© 2016 Rebecca Leigh



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Finding, listening to, and seriously thinking about what IS said here has led me to begin writing my thoughts and toward posting them for others to also think further and give consideration to expressing their own thoughts aloud.

I do hope you won't mind if I give a link to HERE with the explanation being YOURS is what helped bring mine into existence.

Chris

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rebecca Leigh

10 Months Ago

No I do not mind if you link my poem. Thank you for reading.



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Finding, listening to, and seriously thinking about what IS said here has led me to begin writing my thoughts and toward posting them for others to also think further and give consideration to expressing their own thoughts aloud.

I do hope you won't mind if I give a link to HERE with the explanation being YOURS is what helped bring mine into existence.

Chris

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rebecca Leigh

10 Months Ago

No I do not mind if you link my poem. Thank you for reading.
For well over 200 years our nation has weathered numerous wars, stock market crashes, all kinds of political scandals and last but not least as broad a range of political leaders as one could shudder from.
One can only pray that the Providence that has looked over us all that time will continue to be there for us now. Reckless as this soon to be leader seems to be I hope that our Constitution will hold sway over his extreme politicizing.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The final line here sums this up perfectly for me...it is sad to see such acts even though I understand them does not make them allowable...sigh...poignant piece...

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I agree Rebecca.
"Deal with it and move on.
Don't blame one man for everything that is wrong,
But look within yourself,
And be the change you want to see."
He won and we have him now. New world will come. I hope a better one. Thank you for sharing your words and thoughts. I liked them.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


the peaceful protests i am for...not the burning and looting and other violence.

the country is reacting strongly....i have never seen a nation so divided by an election, and i have seen many having been born when Truman was president...

you are right...somehow we have to move forward...i only hope we can.

j.

Posted 11 Months Ago



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Rebecca Leigh
Rebecca Leigh

Chicago, IL



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I am a writer... always been one, since as long as I can remember... I am more partial to poetry... It develops organically for me. more..

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