Americans are the conquerors
The strongest, best best
The veritable Romans of the Modern Age.
We own the seas
The stars, even
Because of all the things we are the best at
From rocket building to selfies
At war, we are the best
So throw down your pencils
Take up your arms
Grab the machine guns, the computer-guided missiles, and bomb-slinging drones
Funnel taxpayer dollars to our worthy cause
Don’t worry about schools
Don’t worry about science
Don’t think about the experiments that went unfunded
Or the satellites never launched
Don’t think about the telescopes
Just sitting, gathering dust.
Don’t think about the pollution
Don’t think about the oceans
Don’t worry about the beakers, petri dishes, and funnels
Let unused after the last big breakthrough
Who needs all this, really
When you can just fight the good fight?
Don’t like this you say?
Well that’s too bad.
No one really cares about science?
Are you sure?
Don’t you remember the Space Race?
And beating the commies to the moon?
The creation of NASA
And the power f the atomic bomb
There now, don’t you see?
We own everything.