Day 733, Martin Luther King Memorial Day
Come, gather ‘round, people, I’ll tell you a tale.
We’re watching our country as it starts to fail.
Democracy’s challenged; the false trumps the true,
That we thought had founded the Red, White, and Blue.
Equality for all was first an ideal.
But then, in the sixties, we started to feel
That maybe, just maybe, that dream could come true,
That we’d make dreams real in the Red, White, and Blue.
To Jefferson’s challenge, first issued back then,
Are all of us equal…black, white, women men?
We must say, “Not yet, in the Red, White and Blue.
“Too few of us try; there’s a lot more to do.
The voters elected our President, Trump,
Who’s taken equality out to the dump,
Gives words to the poor and gives gold to the rich.
How long will his base buy his phony sales pitch?
There’s Trump’s war on science and Nature to rue,
Denying reality proved to be true.
Will we let the rich and the selfish hold sway?
Will dreams of equality just fade away?
To Jefferson’s challenge, what can we all say?
Are colors and genders all equal today?
We must say, “Not yet, in the Red, White, and Blue,
“ ‘Til all of us try; there’s a lot more to do.”
Until all of us try, dreams will never come true.