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Pissed-off America: A Rhyme With Food for Thought

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.

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We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.

-- William Hazlitt

First it was the Native folks who got in the way

some killed, some contained, problem went away

but then, all of the Blacks suddenly decided to stay

after granted freedom, and somehow it didn't feel O.K.


Mexicans got useful for performing cheap job

welcomed as such, or so it would only seem

for soon they got classified as intruding mob

when they dared to share American Dream.


Then political differences created deep gap

and that's become a fuss of a different kind

if not about minorities, then a political crap

brother hating brother for a different mind.


Then even that somehow wasn't enough

as the whole world got after American ass

new policies enforced unfriendly and tough

to secure supremacy over that "hostile" mass.


Imaginary enemies becoming the political must

turning even good friends into dubious allies

paranoid eyes couldn't spot anyone to trust

all that nothing but big money in disguise.


Constantly at a war under one or another excuse

and if we follow the money we'll come to the truth

while just parading as if "tightening some screws"

after that not convincing one of tooth-for-a-tooth.


American people, that biggest of all treasure

which has from ever kept their America great

turned servant to this weird political pleasure

with peace of mind seemingly hard to create.

© 2022 Val Karas

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