The Light’s Gone out (again)

Posted: June 5, 2020 in Poetry
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The Light’s Gone Out (again)
By David Allen

It’s getting darker in America
We have somehow lost the dawn
We move slowly as the light dims
And wonder what went wrong

Lady Liberty’s torch is out
It no longer lights the way
We choke on the wisps of smoke
As we face darker days.

Fear and hate now rule the land
It’s the opposite of our dawn
When we welcomed the huddled mass
Escaping foreign wrongs.

But now we limit travel
Because of a viral threat
And watch on TV the horror
Of a black man kneed to death.

As we take to the streets to protest
Our mad leader makes it known
He’ll use all the means at his disposal
To ensure the Dove of Peace has flown.

We’re living in a land divided
By race, religion, and much more
Left and Right poles further splitting
In a mad rush to settle scores.

It’s the opposite of dawn
This nightmare land of fear
And when we’ll see the sun again
Isn’t very clear.

Comments
  1. Shelly Marie Gambino says:

    I am a Trumpeter all the way – despite our Political differences – I can appreciated Poetry and the Art of Expression – this Piece is Beautiful Sadness of Our Times – it speaks the Essence of Madness in Our World today. Hoping for Brighter Tomorrows and Hoping for Better Change.

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