Nation Under God-Raised to Hate


Nation Under God-Raised To Hate

by JP Leddy

Born free under patriot dreams…

With God of every faith trumpeting the promise…

While the blood of the young flows from pulpits…

And from the school yards and from the hallways between classes…

Vile names and filth spill out of the mouths of self proclaimed righteous…

As they harass and spew on the different, the gay, and the queer…

While they talk of love and peace while dressed in their Sunday best…

With their hands and nails still stained with the dead flesh…

Of their victims who have thrown themselves off bridges…

Or hung their necks off rafters, or shot their minds to silence with bullets…

To escape the belittling, the beatings, the mobbings, the hate, the hell…

Of living in a nation under God…where men and women are still not free…

But live as slaves to the tyranny of the privileged and the hyprocrites…

Who justify their bigotry and dark souls with their cloak of religiosity …

As they wield their swords of murder and oppression….

Wake up America, of the people and for the people!

Our plight is not found in the dismal economy or in terrorists…

It is in our bathing in the dirtied , rotting sewers of hate….

Where we are killing ourselves, our children and our future…

Our nation is not under God…He has left us…

Submitted to the Monday Poetry Potluck Week 47 : History and Stories

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11 thoughts on “Nation Under God-Raised to Hate

  1. Hi Ji,

    I have missed you and the gang. I also just believe in the promise of our country and the greatness of our democracy if we simply put it into practice.

    JP

  2. First, thanks for the visit to my blog, it’s always a pleasure to see your avatar in the comment section!
    Then – the poem … absolutely moving in a way only a truth can do that. It’s sad how some people label other people and that causes tragedies … You know I recently saw “Queer As Folk”, I know it was on TV long time ago, but I’m always behind on famous TV productions … Apart from the way the actors played their roles and the great love presented in the story it made me realize how difficult is sometimes to be different, but then on the end of the day, people who dare to be different have my admiration the most!
    And last- loved the song! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Broken Sparkles,

    Thank you for visiting my blog. You are an amazing talent. In the quest for equality and the need for humans to treat other humans with dignity…I hope we all try to keep diligent in making the world a better place.

    JP

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