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


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


That you too shall wear a purple heart


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’


What shall we preach now?

An American dream

Or cures from its nightmares!

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