America on Trial 2020

America on Trial 2020

Both sides claimed victory

don’t blame me, I worked for Howie Hawkins

I worked for Dr. Joe Jorgenson

I worked for Kanye West

of the whole lot, maybe the best

Now it’s a whole new time, one we never hoped to see


Both sides claimed victory

with neither to concede

both ready to advance to DC

with neither to retreat

roses gone and no worth in words

what are the sounds now heard

Both sides claimed victory

with fraud and counter fraud

and shouts and screams!

There must be better dreams

feels like the time have gone

where we could find a better dawn


Both sides claimed victory

with no way to retreat

and with the choice in dispute

no way to have repeat

No court could intervene

not even the Supreme


Both sides claimed victory

Both knew they were right

ready to hold on to the day

and ride into the night

there’s a time when words can still hold sway

it seems we gave that time away


Let the games begin


About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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