It takes all sorts to make our world –
our nation –
short and tall, fat or thin,
young and old, scared or bold,
our rainbow presentation
(the Arch said it well).
But nineteen years down the line
FREEdom is still a dream
For the man in the street,
edUCAtion fails us year after year;
no pick-me-up for those in need,
jobs are scarCe and money worse.
What’s to do, if at all…
do we run or do we fall…
do we have a hero to douse the flames –
or a Nero to play his fiddle while we burn?
©Denise G Allen, 04 April 2013 06:03