The Shame of It

Form: Blues Sonnet

Independence of thoughtless mind
Government feeds the fascist mind
With news reports of hate defined
Out on the street with none to dare
To speak; yet truth issues its dare
To show the rest that some still care
We all bleed red under the skin
We’re all the same under the skin
We are all one, a human kin
This nation built on its own hate
My country I have come to hate
Is bigotry really our fate?
My country speaks not in my name
I will not wear this nation’s shame

©JG Farmer 2020

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