America Was and America Is

America was a nation won with blood and sweat

America is a nation lost with selfishness and greed


America was a place of peace and hope

America is a place of war and despair


America was a symbol of freedom

America is a symbol of captivity


America was a place to start fresh

America is a place to end all


America was founded on equality

America is founded on the mighty dollar


America was a land of endless possibility

America is a land of halting dead ends


America was where people wanted to escape to

America is where people want to escape from


America was once a noble land, home of the free and brave

America is now a feeble land, a prison of the captive and cowards

This poem is about: 
My country
Our world


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