We are so painfully divided as a nation.
I just want to hang my head and cry.
Somehow we must find common ground,
So with other Americans we willingly identify.
Nothing should separate us from each other,
Not race, ethnicity, or political ideology.
There must be ways to disagree peacefully,
Without hating those who share our geography.
I fear for our democracy, as our disputes
Are televised to all the world, it seems.
Maybe those of us in the middle ground,
Can save our country from both extremes.
It seems like there’s a rope around us
That threatens to pull this nation apart.
I hope I am wrong about our democracy,
For I sure do love it with all of my heart.