It Was Funny Once

It was funny once,

But it isn’t funny now;

Personal attacks.

Congratulations! We are

The laughing-stock of the world.

Trying to look tough

We’ve made ourselves look foolish.

Racism and hate,

Islamophobia, greed,

We are an embarrassment.

This is uncalled for!

Leaders of the free world

Do not act this way.

Hop back into your clown

Cars and rejoin your circus.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Look Under Rock and in Darkened Cave

Look under rock and in darkened cave,

Delve into nightmares your wakings enslaved.

 

Tell me O’ tell me what is it you fear

In each thing you see and each that you hear.

 

News of invasion and hordes stoke your fire,

Of conspiracy theories you never do tire.

 

Immigrants scare you though ancestors were one

You hide behind barricades with knife and with gun.

 

In each person of color is seen a terrorist’s face

Afraid they will conquer your white Christian place.

 

How sad it is to live with terror neverending,

An old way of life you are always defending.

 

Change is but natural and always has been

And not loving they neighbor…well that’s still one of God’s sins.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~