Citadel of American Democracy

Updated: May 31



The prose first appeared on April 1, 2022, at News Decoder


So let’s preach the success story

Of, if you studied hard

Played by the rules

And treated people equally

You will make it in America.

So let’s preach

That you too shall rise to fame

Preach

That you too will bleed gold in the corridors of Wall Street

Preach

That you too shall wear a purple heart

Preach

That you too shall defend democracies in worn-out nations

From unruly men and their barbed thoughts

That you too shall bask in the sacredness of the citadel

Citadel of American democracy

Sitting at a solemn precipice

Of ‘for the people’ and ‘by the people’

Preach

What shall we preach now?

An American dream

Or cures from its nightmares!

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