Off Key

by brian francis

When I listen to the voices of those people speaking loud
I hear their take on hatred and I cringe
I understand the logic of a people being proud
Yet in lifting one you need not push another to the ground
that is how they see the world with their own particular tint
shame is lost to those who can see only themselves

While with lies we might be governed by an orange idiot
Embracing so much of what as a nation we despise
Like him being an apologist for the Nazis and the KKK
He expects that we will grin and accept all of his lies
An ignorant elitist who thinks we are here for his benefit
Offering potatoes while he hides the steaks away

A narcissistic psychopath sits in the highest chair
While the world looks on and tries to bide its time
To see if the experiment can survive through all of this
As the banner has endured through battle’s rage
the shine, tarnished by broken words and recklessness
if you listen you can almost hear the glory fade

Copyright ©2020 brian francis

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B. F. O'Connor

Born and raised in the idyllic environment of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A rural paradise perfect for a roving childhood. Now living in the desert southwest, with a flock of parrots, a pigeon, and Three dogs.

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