On Grabbing

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:15 -- evtoh

What happened to us?

It used to be all about waving, gallantly streaming, nice, shiny patriotic ideals,

but now it's all about grabbing.

We grab fame, power, people, countries.

We take and we take and we take until there is nothing left to take,

...until the world has nothing left to give

...until we are left with full hands and empty hearts

...until we forget the America part all that's left is U. S.

Us, standing there, friendless, owning the planet but out of touch with the world.

This poem is about: 
My country
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