America the Shameless


America the shameless:
Land of greed.
Where souls are sold for stocks;
Our buyback economy.

America the wealthy:
Land of vanity.
Hoarding any privilege,
Ignoring poverty.

America the gracious—
If you’re a corporate need.
Where taxes paid by people
Sponsor profits overseas.

America the specious:
“Land of the free”?
With school-to-prison pipelines
And inequality?

America the silenced.
Home to no more dreams.
Elections all a global farce;
Can we still claim democracy?

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