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made manifest

(for the USA and everyone may read along)

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in this country where we

pander to the rich

so that we might keep

our jobs

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in which we patronize

the royalty of other

nations

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where are we with our own?

because there should be

no one hungry here,

no one who cannot easily drink

safe water,

where no one who wants a job

can’t have one,

where shelter exists for

everyone,

where there is some assurance of

peace,

where everyone can breathe

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this should be our nation,

the greatest on the Earth

we say

but then

we can boast

a model to the other lands

and take action for all needs

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and all of us

on planet Earth,

thinking of launching for

other places

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photo by Ben Hershey on Unsplash

SoHo, New York, United States

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