Requiem for the American Creed

A Poem about some of the flaws in America, with some chunks of good in it.

By Will A. from Bay High School in Ohio

Flaws are built into the american creed,
To flaunt our vices as prizes,
A country as proud as a prize-winning steed.

Where people come, of all shapes and sizes,
To chase a golden goose.

Where soldiers deploy for capital greed
To come home to a noose.

Do I pay my rent or let my kids feed?
A requiem for the American creed.

Do I stand or do I kneel?
 A memory of a long-forgotten dream.

Bay High School

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