“My Inspiration” by Gary R. Hess – A Political Poem from ‘Political Gerrymandering’

My Inspiration

by Gary R. Hess

Bernie Sanders inspires me
that America can be:
the land of liberty.
It can be:
A country that supports
one another
in times of sickness
and in times of injustice.

The inequality that has
become of us
has taken hold of me
and twisted my soul
into an unrecognizable being
I call hate.

But America can be:
a country that loves
one another.
America can be:
one nation of equality.

We can be:
a country that loves.

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This poem is from Gary R. Hess’s Bright Dreams Journal: Volume Seven, “Political Gerrymandering: Progressive Poetry on American Politics”

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia.

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