The Sand of Mar-a-Lago

In the Sands of Mar-a-Lago
Near the golf course fair and green
Rest the ruins of our nation
By Lord Shelley long foreseen.
For he wrote of King with ego
Proud and mighty, commanding sneer.
In power search betrays our credo
How could we let it happen here?


© 2017 Sandra Melville


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When his name is engraved upon granite

“Only 10 weeks into his presidency, and at great risk to future generations, Donald Trump has ordered the demolition of most of President Barack Obama’s policies to combat climate change by reducing emissions from fossil fuels.”


President Trump Risks the Planet
Editorial Board, The New York Times


Graphic by Rafael Barker



When his name is engraved upon granite
In the rubble that’s left of our planet,
Some wandering spirit
May say (we won’t hear it),
“This can’t be America, can it?”

© 2017 Colleen Anderson

Dire Straits

Masterful manipulations,
unrelenting agitations,
Machiavellian machinations
roil across the land.
Using powers he applied for,
rights and freedoms people cried for,
generations fought and died for
crumble on command.


© 2017 Susan E. Eckenrode

Public Domain Image