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Poem - Defend Religious Liberty

A friend shared a photo of the Trump advertising van. There were several campaign phrases proclaimed to all observers. The one that stuck out for me was “Defend Religious Liberty”. This inspired me to write a poem of the same name.


Defend Religious Liberty

Please protect my freedom,
is this your true intent?
Forgive my cynic thoughts
when I see this trite catchphrase.

When you defend liberty,
the religious type you say,
is this for all the people
or just the ones you prey?

Liberty can be privilege,
perhaps this is what you mean.
Protecting the rights of few
while many will be oppressed.

Defending will be imposed,
enforced by database.
Villains are the majority
seeking to live in peace.

Religion is for the holy,
all other are heathens.
The litmus test will given
from the blessed pulpits.

The outcome will be a terror
for all those but the same
as your core supporters
while others are quick erased.

Allow me to plead my case,
if you could instead,
protect the American jobs
and leave the spiritual to us.

© 2016, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved, 20160206.
Tags: liberty, poem, religion, trump
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