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I Used To Know America

I used to know America
Way back in the day
Before the left and the right
Became mortal enemies

I used to know America
When all the girls were Catholic
And addicted to mortal sins
And I was a sinner too

I used to know America
As the land of hope and opportunity
Always in good hands
Always showing strength and leadership

I used to know America
As the protector of democracy
And the bastion of capitalism
When that system still actually worked

I used to know America
When the wars in my lifetime
Sucked them in like pawns
In some devious Commie game

I used to know America
Through draft dodgers I met
Guzzling loganberry juice
At Crystal Beach

I used to know America
As the place where even a B-movie star
Could become president,
And start to ruin everything

I used to know America
When a million black people
Marched on the capital
Demanding nothing but a fair shake

I used to know America
When the oil supply that fueled
The American Dream was threatened
And more soldiers died to keep it flowing

I used to know America
When the carpetbaggers of Wall Street
Declared financial war on Main Street
And nobody really won

I used to know America
When a black man had to save
That country’s ass, and never
Got so much as a thank you, sir

I used to know America
When a fascist psychopath
Tried to get himself made king
And now lives a life fighting litigation

I used to know America
When the big plague got politicized
And just would not go away
And the death count grew and grew

And now the America I used to know
Has virtually disappeared
Drowning in the lava flow
Of irreconcilable differences

Spinning like a flaming top
Lighting little fires all the way
Along its erratic path to nowhere
But never burning out
No matter how much rain does fall

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Jim Murray
Jim Murrayhttps://www.bebee.com/@jim-murray
I have been a writer since the age of 14. I started writing short stories and poetry. From there I graduated to writing lyrics for various bands and composers and feature-length screenplays, two of which have been produced. Early on in my writing career, I discovered advertising. While the other media have drifted in and out, communications writing and art direction have been the constant through a 20-year career senior positions in Canadian and multi-national agencies and a second career, which began in 1989, (Onwords & Upwords Inc), as a strategic and creative resource to direct clients, design companies, marketing consultants and boutique agencies. Early in 2020, I closed Onwords & Upwords and opened MurMarketing which is a freelance strategic development/copywriting/art direction service for businesses working to make a positive difference in the world. I currently write long format blogs in 4 different streams, encompassing, entertainment, marketing, and communications, life in general, and the renewable energy and recycling industries. These are currently published on beBee.com. I have, over the years, created more than 1500 blog posts. I live with my wife Heather in the beautiful Niagara Region of southern Ontario, after migrating from Toronto, where I spent most of my adult life. I am currently recovering from spinal surgery and learning to walk again.

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