America, Land of the Free!

America-Land of the Free,
And bullshit and hypocrisy;
America-the all that Jazz,
And Majorettes and Razzamatazz.

America-Land of the Blues,
And Mafia capos and their crews;
America –The Alamo,
And Cuba and Guantanomo.

America and Uncle Sam,
And Agent Orange, Viet Nam;
America- the Ku Klux Klan,
And funding of the Taliban,

America-The CIA,
And Cadillacs and Chevrolet;
America invades Iraq,
And some boys won’t be coming back.

The FBI and Hoover Dam,
J.Edgar Hoover and some Spam;
And Elvis P. and Rock ‘n’ Roll,
Hip-Hop and R.‘n’ B and Soul.

Gas guzzlers, Indy, A.J. Foyt,
America’s Motown, Detroit;
Bush, Nixon, Agnew and Dan Quayle,
Examples of the U.S. Male.

The Tea Party, the Bible Belt,
Where Blacks have permanently knelt;
The country which is there for all,
Ferguson and Tammany Hall.

Al Capone and Prohibition,
Water torture and Rendition;
The land where every one is free,
The one-percent democracy!

Richard is a poet and amateur blues harmonica player who lives in the seaside town of Clacton on England's east coast. He's had approximately 70 poems published in England and Wales as well as a number of articles. He can be reached at: Read other articles by Richard.