Anchoring the Rancor (4-link limerick chain)

“Maybe the rest of us need to get with the program. Maybe we all need to stop complaining. Maybe we all need to shut up and embrace America’s present, glorious greatness.


All we need to do now, is to all become wealthy, white, straight, Christian Republican Congressmen—and we’ll be set.”


– John Pavlovitz, Hey America, are We “Great” yet?


Voters ushered him in on a bet
he would anchor a nation beset
by a turbulent squall
that would stop at the wall.
Is America great again yet?

© 2017 Mary Boren

Is America great again yet?”
she inquires of a Dreamer she met.
“No, not when it’s hate
that’s driving our fate
to erecting a wall of regret.”

© 2017 Susan E. Eckenrode

“We’re erecting a wall of regret.”
sighed a wounded American vet
who had barely come back
from a tour in Iraq
where he’d witnessed what hate can beget.

© 2017 Lily Beth Baker

Here we witness what hate can beget
and we vow we will never forget!
As we each raise a fist,
we proclaim we’ll resist
’til we right this egregious upset!

© 2017 Susan E. Eckenrode


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