The Changing Face of America

Across the land, from sea to sea

America isn’t what is used to be

The land itself; well it’s still the same

But the new arrivals want things changed

Despite the fact they have no stake

They think our nation is theirs to take

They disregard our flag and laws

Act like everything’s a social cause

Insist we honor their religion

Even though the nation’s Christian

Sharia law takes women’s rights

And America is not the Golan Heights

It’s not the desert called the Middle East

Instead of Clerics, we have Priests

It’s not part of Russia or an EU member

It a free nation, with all its splendor

Religious wars just don’t happen here

And outspoken folks don’t disappear

Our women wear whatever they wish

Eat beef, chicken, pork or fish

In America people aren’t property

And we’ve kept away from Monarchies

Travel freely across the great expanse

No need for permission in advance

No secret agencies watching you

Do pretty much what you want to

Text your friends or use the phone

Go to school on student loans

Raise a goat in your backyard

Start a business or join the Guard

It’s about choices without oversight

Sleep without fear through the night

No roaming soldiers on our streets

Stay out all night; your free to meet

Suicide bombers are unheard of

We’d rather spend our time in love

But leaders don’t always put us first

Drag our troops into the worst

While here at home, a soft invasion

Trying to corrupt a sovereign nation

Use our laws for their advantage

Like preying on the disadvantaged

And when citizens keep asking why

Corrupt politicians spew out constant lies

The money train makes the rules

Regular folks just play the fool

Sometimes it feels like a DC smokescreen

The spin just calls for Dramamine

We’re on the bubble, this we know

Does America stay or go?

Like Rome we may rot from within

By the greedy ones who trade in sin

Freedom lovers say stay the course

It may come to a show of force

But if patriots all stick together

Ignore the words of Liberal professors

Speak as one and stop the madness

Keep the nation out of blackness

Bring back the rule of common sense

A stronger nation with a strong defense

Checks and balances need renewed

Get back the American attitude


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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

6 thoughts on “The Changing Face of America

  • January 16, 2020 at 10:41 PM

    A great and very patriotic poem, Ralph. I stand strong with we all work as one and “get back the American attitude.”

  • January 17, 2020 at 12:24 AM

    A wonderful read with powerful and true sentiments, Ralph. An enjoyable read.

  • January 17, 2020 at 4:29 AM

    Americans on the most part are spoiled and have no concept of what the progressive tactics will actually bring. Texas just announced they will not take any more refugees – seemingly they only state right now that actually understands the monetary and cultural cost of unfiltered immigration. Very impressive piece you have written here Ralph on a very important subject.

  • January 19, 2020 at 8:32 AM

    A very inspirational poem Ralph and though there may be certain policies we disagree on the truth is I believe with all my heart the last line of your poem. God bless America. Jamie

  • January 23, 2020 at 5:23 PM

    Excellent piece Ralph. 1000% agree. Also agree the institutions are spewing liberal crap and poisoning our youth. Nice work.


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