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The Divided States of America
A post-election peek at our oxymoronic union.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
November 5, 2004

The United States?
For pity sake,
untied is what we are.
We're very split
and prone to spit
at those with whom we spar.

The United States?
For Heaven's sake
we fight on different sides.
The right to life
is cause for strife.
On gays we, too, divide.

The United States?
For goodness sake
our rifts must soon be spanned.
We cannot wait
to harness hate.
Let's work to understand.

The United States?
Make no mistake
that still remains our name.
So Left and Right,
let's now unite
and find a common aim.

Bonus poem by Greg Asimakoupoulos:
A Mad Man Misunderstood
Yasser Arafat Reconsidered.

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