some who love their god
hate their neighbor

some are corporate groupies
who despise organized labor

some think public ed. is dead
and social security slowly dying

only privatization will raise them
so some never quit trying

to make america great again
some say ignorance will bring bliss

forget …

wars against indigenous people
jim crow

exploited labor
poverty and illiteracy
crimes against humanity

ah, for some the dream must be
an america where only some are free

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.