"Make America Great Again", Alt-Right, Donald Trump, Drain The Swamp, FBI, Fear, Gerrymander, Goose Stepping, Hatred, Hester Prynne, Lies, Misogyny, Nathaniel Hawthorne- The Scarlet Letter, Nepotism, Oligarchy, Opportunity, Republican Party, Russia, School Vouchers, Separation of Church and State, Skin Heads, Voter ID, White House, Xenophobia
Two-score years was card-carrying R
‘fore R Platform turned to vitriol.
Party of Law transformed to scofflaws,
berate Justice; Red-tainted cat-calls.
Drain The Swamp, Make America Great?
Seems Red Blooded R’s hearts beat to hate.
Fear return of Separate But Equal;
blur the line between dome and steeple.
Hester Prynne had her Adulterer’s A
Republicans wear tainted R today.
R is for Russia, the big Red Bear,
Putin’s tentacles lead everywhere.
R for Alt-Right that’s anything but:
Racist skinheads with Goose-stepping strut.
Misogynist “R,” for xenophobes,
White House is reeling from Russia probe.
Fiscal restraint’s no part of R code,
oligarch’s tax-break was big and bold!
Nepotism and nest-feathering?
U.S. now led by superficial, sick being.
Times are a changing, fills us with angst
Republican leaders? Foul and rank.
Divide and conquer with race and class
R’s promises? Nothing but bombast.
Disenfranchised brethren kept at bay;
blaming victims of society.
Clean water, clean air, for working poor?
Really aren’t things country can afford.
Gerrymander districts, demand IDs,
crop R’s reap? Perpetual poverty.
De-fund public schools, vouchers instead?
Equality’s been turned on its head.
Rising tide can’t lift a boat that’s enchained,
R’s “MAGA” slogan? Rhetoric inane.
Republican’s long to reinvent.
If united stand, divided fall,
fear land of the free faces civil war.
Race, religion, country of origin?
Need to rise above, strive for a win.