Two America

Two America

A Poem by Sethnicity
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Sometimes I wish we went back to stationary conversation in place of mobile abbreviation. This is for those of short attention.

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One American right
One American wrong

One American fight
One American song

One American white
One Ameri Con

If one Nation under God
Indivisible
Y
Yahweh or the highway
Huhhh


If equality won
Y
E pluribus plenty unium

What's good for the whole
What good for the union

What's freedom for each one
Without justice for Trayvon

Words with much thought
Wisely wrote but forgot

All men could be free together
But only together could man be free

Earth moon sun are three
But only all together do they become
Heavenly bodies

Sea to shining sea
En gulf to frozen mystery
What are we if we
Castrate parts of our history
While we curate the ugly past with watered down memory

The spiral mounds of the midWest the man-made lakes
And Delta dunes
Mud bugs tumbleweeds Allycats street rats
Rags and ruins
Like white and yellow lines we've all been through em

Don't lose your heart we're too close to the start
Of something beautiful
You see these potholes become waterfalls
World wars become
Hero songs and until we
Truly see each other keep asking
Why can't we all just get along? But let's keep asking it
The answer will be echoed
The truth will reverberate
Soon we will find that love rings louder than hate

© 2020 Sethnicity


Author's Note

Sethnicity
This is definitely not done

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This is DEFINITELY NOT for those with short attention spans. "Mobile abbreviation" may be how you intended this poem, but then the poem turned into something completely different, something much more in depth & full of passion & hope. Poems often do that -- they evolve as we write. To me, I'm catching a mix of politics here. On one hand, you seem to be supportive of diversity & yet you also appear to advocate keeping the various relics (ex: statues) that often can offend lovers of diversity. Frankly, I think the whole "statues" argument is silly & shallow & insignificant compared to what's really tearing us into two Americas. But that's just a teeny part of your poem & overall this is a powerful statement about what's bugging YOU these days in our very divided country & you express your concerns & hopes clearly & well. This poem has the right balance of disdain for what's wrong & hope for what could be. It doesn't sound like most of the other rants around this topic & I'm always in favor of originality of thought (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sethnicity

3 Years Ago

Thanks Again, Margie! I really do appreciate the reviews and perspective you pull from my writings. .. read more
Sethnicity

3 Years Ago

Also, this piece has about 6 more stanzas to be added. :)



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This is DEFINITELY NOT for those with short attention spans. "Mobile abbreviation" may be how you intended this poem, but then the poem turned into something completely different, something much more in depth & full of passion & hope. Poems often do that -- they evolve as we write. To me, I'm catching a mix of politics here. On one hand, you seem to be supportive of diversity & yet you also appear to advocate keeping the various relics (ex: statues) that often can offend lovers of diversity. Frankly, I think the whole "statues" argument is silly & shallow & insignificant compared to what's really tearing us into two Americas. But that's just a teeny part of your poem & overall this is a powerful statement about what's bugging YOU these days in our very divided country & you express your concerns & hopes clearly & well. This poem has the right balance of disdain for what's wrong & hope for what could be. It doesn't sound like most of the other rants around this topic & I'm always in favor of originality of thought (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sethnicity

3 Years Ago

Thanks Again, Margie! I really do appreciate the reviews and perspective you pull from my writings. .. read more
Sethnicity

3 Years Ago

Also, this piece has about 6 more stanzas to be added. :)

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