Who have we become?

Leave Us Be,

Leave your despised alone for once
Your feared, your wretched,
Your quarantined.

Your homosexuals your African-Americans
Your Muslims and Jews and Mexicans,
All others.

Your women, your children
Your tired, your poor
Your refuse

Leave us be ... You laugh
You choose to miss the subtext
You minimize everything

Nothing but hate and fear and ignorance
We hold these truths to be self evident
My amoral moody aristocrats

Your wars, your drugs,
your thousand assaults on the poor
War without end, amen.

My eagle scouts,
My heads of state.
My government.

Poetry by Ashe
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Written on 2016-08-04 at 01:47

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Patience, Ashe. These people are an ever-shrinking portion of the electorate. Soon, they will be insignificant. That's why they're so worked up now.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
You speak up when too many of us are silent.

These are dark times, it's important to remember that more people agree with YOU than disagree, but . . . THEIR voices are louder, fear does that. Colin's grandfather reminds me of this often.

Something to ponder. Serious thing.