A Flawed Democracy

Our leaders brag to the world about free and open elections
but, the realty is they are merely complicated selections

Democracy is a fragile thing
like a daffodil fighting for life after a snow in early spring

Right now the US is under a standing 8 count
because the Electoral College was not required to do a recount

When our checks and balances fail
it foreshadows the end of our nation’s tale

Here in America there are millions who refused to see
that we now live a flawed democracy


*The magazine “The Economist”, down graded America from a Full Democracy to a “Flawed Democracy”.

Hussein Ali Hill-Johnson 2/1/17

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