A plan to build a wall

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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.


Val Gee

Oak Park

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