New to sharing, usually just read and delete whatever I've written. Outside of my comfort zone but practicing. First shared something on twitter ... had some good feedback. Thought this would be a better place to start and get more feedback. Be gentle until I toughen up a bit. My stuff tends to be political during these dark times.
Relevance While many of us slept You made a joke And then you acted upon it You were in shock and awe when elected You thought you were relevant They elected a reality show caricature, a meme. A punch in the face to a country to have the audacity to elect a black president twice That ideal was relevant You chose your advisers carefully Haters of free speech, equality, the law Haters of immigrants, people of color You support their policies, you have none of your own Which is why you are not relevant You wanted them to kneel before you Or at least against you But this fight started long before & will outlast you They kneel despite you Because you are not relevant You wanted the admiration of powerful men They met with the meme for their validation You met with them for your validation Agreements were not honored Even they know you, the man, is not relevant The pendulum that is American politics will swing back Maybe a little closer to center The laws & orders you've passed will be overturned Minorities in high office will become the norm Because America, and what we stand for, is relevant You will go down in history, thinking you were relevant Eventually, there will be those who never knew of you Those who simply forgot you Those who will deny you ever existed But you are just the puppet that will never be relevant
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