The Corner of Main St. and Wherever

America doesn’t look the same

Neither are we homogeneous

There is every color and faith

We’re foreigners not indigenous

 

Main Street is from a Capra film

Middle class dreams in full bloom

Storefronts are now mostly vacant

The only action is in the boardroom

 

Watercolor portraits are now faded

Americana for sale everywhere

Somebody invent the wayback machine

For founder’s day in the town square

 

America the beautiful is a senior citizen

A facelift, a body tuck and coat of paint

Freedom and liberty are still in fashion

If we can keep the fascists in restraint

 

On any street we used to see the brightest

Full of purpose, imagination and pride

Outsourced, downsized from corporate greed

The Dream hollowed out from the inside

 

Put aside the slogans and embrace our values

The modern cultural blend is stronger than steel

America’s road only rolls toward the horizon

Morality and courage, our country’s driving wheel

 


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s