“… kids can spot a phony a mile away.” – Fred Rodgers



Arbiter of the airwaves, his
voice full of anger and rage

spews righteousness
skews the meaning of Patriot

bestowed upon those who march blindly
to 140 taps of a nationalist’s finger

backdoor broker with democracy’s foe
while ignoring the council of allies

and rebuking science for profit
while poisoning the environment

turning a back to the indigent,
unwelcoming the persecuted

over those who left limbs on foreign soil
and care enough about liberty to question

the belligerent attack on the constitution
and mockery of Liberty and Justice for All

leaving me to ponder
his meaning of Patriot.



About Jim Brennan

Jim is a Philadelphia-based writer, author, poet and editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
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2 Responses to Patriot

  1. Sharply on target, carefully chosen words concerning the ‘backdoor broker of democracies foes,’ Jim. Thank you.


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