Excess vs. Preservation

The United States lacks discipline. That’s why this virus beat us. Because there were just as many people out for themselves.

As those who saw the situation the clearest. Unfortunately their words got drowned out.  by deniers and extremists.

Those who wanted to maintain decadence. Rather than listen to those who were smarter. Yet so easily dismissed.

Another reason this country is best at nothing. And should steadfastly desist. From judging the rest of the world.

And telling them how to exist. Our statements of supremacy are sacrileges. And for years they snubbed science, despite the evidence.

Six hundred thousand dead. At the hands of elected fascists. And yet we have the gall to declare ourselves democratic.

When half the country breathes a sigh of relief. And the other half are full blown fanatics. I bet if they line the dead along the sidewalks.

The deniers wouldn’t have the balls to try their antics. It’s kind of hard to call it all lies and bullshit. When all you smell is the stink of decomposing Baptists, Christians and Catholics.

But no, just like everything horrific. Our fragile sights couldn’t of taken those graphics. and now with a cure taking effect.

I know nothings been learned, its American classic. The entire trauma we lived through. It’ll act as an indictment. Of our arrogance and tactics.

Not proof we belong at the top of evolutionary demographics.
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Submitted by WarriorPoet on April 21, 2021

Modified by WarriorPoet on April 21, 2021

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