America at the Crossroad: The Passion of Hate
By David Golden, Austin TX, June 2010
When America the beautiful was our goal,
Many came here for a chance to save their soul.
It was better here and so‐‐‐ many came by ship, train, plane and bus.
Cause we were growing up with grace shining on us.
We wanted no passion of hate here and fought for hate protection.
Positive change was our direction.
Now, no more, no more ‐‐‐ no more “who’s in favor.”
We’ve come full circle to preemptive war and love thyself, not thy neighbor.
As signs of the times, “drill baby drill and don’t mind a little spill” show greed is in favor.
So where are we today?
When we say, “I alone decide and it’s got to be my way,”
As we stand with arms crossed impatiently smirking.
No we say, no, and there is no compromise lurking.
Compromise is how the weak ones die.
When our lie is found, we just misspoke, we did not lie.
It wasn’t premeditated, just a memory lapse.
Our egos went wild, for a time, it’s not a collapse.
Can we go back to our Country, “one for all and all for one”?
Can we root our diversity in our sameness and count everyone?
Or will the passion of hate become our right,
As we turn off forever our shining light?