Allegiance

 

 

 

 

 

I grieve the madness in the White House
I grieve the madness in us that makes it possible

I want to believe
we know better
can do better
but we’ve forgotten how
to be taught by shame
and honor is a lost word

help me
speak it

I pledge
no I live
allegiance to all who are demonized
put away
shut out
put down
hung out
cut down
made into goats
and less thans

I live
allegiance to the children
who must learn true love of country
does not bully
does not boast
is great
by being humble

I live
allegiance to the light
we must carry through
the dark
so the madness
in us
might find a way home again

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