Lionel Mandrake

An American Poem

1st Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. “


We once had a place

To live and to grow

Where dreams are fulfilled

Nowhere else you can go


We said to our founders

Ok, you may lead

But only if we check you

From Power and Greed


We said we must always

Be able to reach

Our Leaders in Power

With Freedom of Speech


Agreed, they did say

Anything more?

Sit down and we\'ll tell you

First, open these doors


Keep no secrets from us

You rule through our will

There is no King here

He’s gone forever still


And when you go bad

As we know leaders will

You shall Always hear Protests

On Capitol Hill


Any more you demand?

That seems quite good

We\'ll agree to all that

We\'ll do as we should


One more thing is required

To go beyond Great

Believe in a God

To rule without Hate


You see we need faith

Or pay Liberty’s cost

If Man has his way

Without God we are Lost!


With that we adjourned

A Constitution was laid

But now we’ve forgotten

How this Nation was made


We have a new Leader

Like a thief in the night

As you were sleeping

As you slept tight


November 3rd was the Day

An Infamy declared

A War on our Freedom

And our Country so Fair


The Rules that were planted

To create the best place

Soon became vague

To give children Safe Space


Those Laws are too strict

We must do as we please!

For God doesn’t matter

Only Science will appease


The Boss now Installed

No Constitution will bind him

No law now protects us

From Tyranny’s Serfdom


The words of our Founders

We the people once knew

Is now Misinformation

And Dangerous too


So don’t talk of Freedom

And Liberty True

Or we’ll put you in jail

We’ll re-educate you!


    Miss Liberty looked up

    Our Country might Die!

    Oh God, she said, save us

    Then, Miss Liberty cried


Where did we go wrong?

We missed their foul plan

We were too busy to notice

And not taking a Stand


    God said I have given

    You protection and strength

    Now Evil prevails

    You are now near the brink


    Turn back to me now

    And give up your pride

    Fight darkness around you

    And live in the Light


    Turn away from false prophets

    And Gods you Romance

    If you do all these things   

  You have one more chance


Now we know what to do

There is no time to spare

There is no middle ground

Wake up or don’t care


It’s on all of us now

Let’s go back to the place

Our Founders once gave us

For Posterity’s Grace


We once had a Country

To live and to grow

Where dreams are fulfilled

Nowhere else can we go