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Through a Nation’s Looking Glass



With public officials frequently on trial.
The Republic is admittedly livid.

So ambitiously unethically daring.
Deceptions are “righteously” incorrigiblynastily given.

The nation experiences an ethical dip.
When we find its democracy in peril.

With public officials not giving a hoot.
Desiring only in holding on over trustworthiness.

To make a “Big Lie” become fad.
Finding alternative directions.

To restore its world leadership power.
America must pledge order with equal representation.

About this poem

A Snap Shot of The-State-of-the-Nation in 2022. This poem invites the reader to engage in reflection, and is written as a word puzzle, with a play on words, somewhat in the form of an acronym , where the second line of each two-line stanza of a six-stanza poem, contains a spelling of the message of the first line in each stanza of the poem, entitled “Through a Nation’s Looking Glass” which is named partially to honor the creative genius of the mathematical linguist, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (pen name, Lewis Carroll), author of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  

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Written on January 24, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on January 24, 2022

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    The USA was the leading light on a high hill for hundreds of years, seeking to help the oppressed ! Now with difficulties at home, can they maintain it ? On their penny, it says " In God We Trust" ! 
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