American Utopia

American Democracy
is
empowering.

if you believe
in Democracy,
you believe in
yourself––
& you believe in
your neighbors––

& you believe in
every personkind
because you
are equal to all
& all are equal to
you.

you are innocent
until proven
guilty––

you can say what
you like––
believe what you
choose.

you are encouraged
to say, print & publish
what you will––
to build a business
as you please––

so long as you
do no
harm.

we believe in
brotherhood &
sisterhood––
in fairness & in
her great great auntie,
justice.

we love
to practice generosity
so everyone in
our Democratic
nation gets
an education––
gets healed when
they’re sick––

so we can take care of
the old & lift
the disabled––

we don’t let poverty
happen.

the work we do
enriches us––

with our fellow
citizens
we raise a
barn, make a
home, protect our
children.

Democracy is a
paradise of people who
share––

who make laws
they believe in
& believe in
laws.

we walk in
nature––
the household of
living things––
& feel
refreshed––

we work in our
cities––
our centers of human
energy––
& feel
inspired.

we dream, invent,
create because we’re
free.

we open our arms
to our countrypersons &
to all beings
in the universe––

we offer as our gift
the virtues we hold
most dear––

motherhood, apple pie &
liberty.