And so, he rode into the House,
his plan to build a wall
"Don't worry about the money," he groused,
"Mexico will pay it all."
That first year he was oddly quiet
Which was strange given all the hype
No wall was built, no workmen hired
Was the vision simply a gripe?
Once the House was lost to him
And his rule was not enforced
He turned our city light to dim
Shut down his only recourse.
Like any donkey or stubborn mule
it cares not about the work;
the tears, the fears, the laid-down tool
if anything, may cause a smirk.
It's easy to stick your feet in the ground
And decide not to move a muscle
When your money, your food, and your roof is found
So what of other's plight or tussle?
We need men and women in the Senate
People who see more than sides
Who want to have a smart debate
Without spitting a bucket full of lies.
It's sad to see the planet's demise
Our seas, our mountains and jungle
Get lost amidst the panicking cries
of Politicians having a rumble.
We're all connected, we breathe one air
We walk one ground beneath us
We tell our kids, "It's important to share.
Channel anger, be open, discuss."
Senators, politicians, I'm sure you care
You were voted to govern and lead.
Step out of your comfort zone and dare,
to come up with a plan that succeeds.
Answer Book 2018
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