Thanks, Greatest Generation ll

Where did it go?  This country we knew

When our world was red and white and blue.

Wasn't it clear what was right and wrong?

Didn't we strive to try to belong

To the legions of those who gave so much?

Where and how did we all lose touch?

When did the arrogant nudge the compassionate

Aside and offer a plan with flash in it?

Words over substance became the way

The new elites would carry the day.

 

'Tell them you care, and don't let them know

The machinations going on below.

We'll rule wisely because we're blest

With the knowledge of what is best for the rest.

We belong to One World, not the USA.

Ours is a more International way.

With superior intellect we'll never see

The old fashioned Red State morality.

Sophistication is the modern call.

United Nations over all.'

 

But just when we saw our past slip away,

A new Generation, Great in their way,

Stormed the ramparts of Evil Ones.

Fathers, daughters, mothers, sons

Had no trouble defining the truth.

They donned their uniforms, needing no proof

Of what was right for the land they love.

Putting our country's safety above

What peace and comfort and safety they knew.

Painting us once again red, white and blue.

 

Mimi Evans Winship

Where did it go?  This country we knew

When our world was red and white and blue.

Wasn't it clear what was right and wrong?

Didn't we strive to try to belong

To the legions of those who gave so much?

Where and how did we all lose touch?

When did the arrogant nudge the compassionate

Aside and offer a plan with flash in it?

Words over substance became the way

The new elites would carry the day.

 

'Tell them you care, and don't let them know

The machinations going on below.

We'll rule wisely because we're blest

With the knowledge of what is best for the rest.

We belong to One World, not the USA.

Ours is a more International way.

With superior intellect we'll never see

The old fashioned Red State morality.

Sophistication is the modern call.

United Nations over all.'

 

But just when we saw our past slip away,

A new Generation, Great in their way,

Stormed the ramparts of Evil Ones.

Fathers, daughters, mothers, sons

Had no trouble defining the truth.

They donned their uniforms, needing no proof

Of what was right for the land they love.

Putting our country's safety above

What peace and comfort and safety they knew.

Painting us once again red, white and blue.

 

Mimi Evans Winship