A most excellent delving into American History
Questions current virulent Anti-Immigrant/ Refugee views
Why I remember my public school teachers exclaiming the United States
As being a melting pot!
Where our welcoming nature
To all freedom seeking immigrants
Our nation’s greatest value!
T’was taught in public schools!
Later on as a 101st Airborne trained soldier
I proudly trained at Fort Campbell
Daily for war
With the most dedicated of crews
Alas I feel now
What hath happened to my flag endeavored vows?
A shot across my fellow soldier’s bow?
A bitter betrayal! O the heathen sentiment doth supplant all manner of gracious nobility!
From those who support
Penning up children
Ripped apart of their mothers
As if she a sow
Fanning the flames
Of faux patriotic outrage
At those who merely seek brighter clouds?
It taints our beloved soldier’s sacrifice
Covering and smothering our promised American Dream values
Which hath led so many of our ancestors out of the shallows
With a Nationalistic hideous shroud