Our Posterity

From Lillian’s October Newsletter:


“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Inspired by the Preamble written by our founding fathers in 1787, I wrote the following poem in 2020:  

Our Posterity 

What is the legacy of our posterity?
What will it be from sea to shining sea?
Brotherhood crowned by good,
Or camo and teargas in the hood?
A nation of peaceful democracy,
Or the one percent autocracy?
A sustainable planet for all,
Or a divided people doomed to fall?
Shall we provide more clean energy,
Or continued mean mendacity?
What will be our choices
As we count ALL our losses?
Will our blessings of liberty remain free
To guarantee our posterity.
What will be the legacy of our offspring?
For how long will freedom ring,
If accountability is not a thing?
Shall we elect the man of the hour,
Or the one to enliven our power?
Can we bring back common sense
Into the present tense?
With the Soul of Democracy at stake,
We can’t afford another mistake!
For our country to stay afloat,
We the People have got to Vote!