Rational Anthem

No way can we see
Why we spawn purely spite
Why so loudly we failed
At a fortnights last screaming

Whose trod gripes and blight scars
Screw the various rights
Oh, the cites they have squashed
Were so blatantly scheming

And the dockets read bare
The bums thirsting to err
Gave spoof to our rights
That their gag was still fair

Whoa, say does that far-fangled
Manner still waive
For demand of a fee
And the roam of the slave

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About this poem

This is what America's National Anthem should look like relative to its current state of decay.

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Written on March 16, 2023

Submitted by Symmetry60 on March 16, 2023

Modified by Symmetry60 on July 04, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 449
Words 91
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Steve Dupere

Steve has been writing poetry for 25 years. To date his work includes his book of poetry entitled, Waltz of Semantic Tongues. (Blurb.com) more…

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Discuss the poem "Rational Anthem" with the community...

  • JokerGem
    I agree, quite clever - Steve. It's been in need of a rewrite for some time now.
    LikeReply 25 months ago
    • Symmetry58
      Thanks, my friend. I thought it came out pretty good when I wrote it. Of course, it's sarcastic but seems pretty fitting considering our current state.
      LikeReply 15 months ago
  • lovingempath
    This is pretty 'star spangled' Steve. It caught my attention with it's blatant truth. I think you did a great job with the adaptation.
    LikeReply 15 months ago
    • Symmetry58
      Not bad, right? LoL I couldn't resist. I didn't think I'd win anything with it, but it was too Steve to not post. I got one vote on each of my entries, so that's encouraging. ;-)
      LikeReply 15 months ago
  • tgmolitor
    Clever adaptation.
    LikeReply 25 months ago
    • Symmetry58
      Thank you kindly, Sir. I wasn't sure how people would take it, but it was written in fun. I appreciate your kind words.
      LikeReply5 months ago


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