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  • Is it really possible,
    "A better world?"
    Or merely an illusion,
    A far distant hope?

    Are we stuck here, in this frame,
    frozen in time;
    Things once long thought forgotten
    now back in our lives?

    What happened to liberty,
    and watchful eyes?
    What happened to justice,
    to peace, and to rights?

    Have we learned? Absolutely!
    Though not a lot.
    How to make drones, bigger guns,
    And more bombs.

    Still are telling our children,
    "Don't be yourself.
    It is wrong, it's disgusting.
    We can get you help."

    We arrest our own people,
    claim terror plot,
    For just feeding the homeless
    or smoking some pot.

    It's as if we've gone crazy,
    blinded by greed.
    Lost in a fantasy world,
    "American Dream."

    Is it really possible,
    "A better world?"
    I would sure like to think so.
    If not, I can hope.
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