The Pursuit of Happiness: Autumn 2019

…unalienable Rights, that among them are Life. Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
— Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

POTUS says whatever
Comes into his head,
Liberals and progressives
Protest energetically,
The New York Times is
Buying the war, the
Fusillades fill its pages,
Sensitive souls in our
Colleges cry while poets
Cry at the barbarians
Ruling the cities of
Homeless rejects from the
Harvard Business School
While you and I and
Mr. and Mrs. America in
Everytown USA pursue the
The whims of happiness
Entirely at random in
A community that never
Was, led by malevolent
Accountants and Ponzi
Schemers, turning our
Pursuit into an ugly
Scrawl on the history
Of humanism and on
The face of humanity.

George Salamon, in St. Louis, MO, wonders if more Americans will, finally, start asking that question. Read other articles by George.