Me, the People or A Song of Himself

The following poem is based on the inaugural speech delivered by Donald Trump in 2017. I wrote it with the intent to write more, but the ongoing administration was so depressing that I couldn’t create poetry from it more fitting than this. The riot at the capitol on 1/6/2021 is a fulfillment of the ideals pushed by his administration.

I, the citizen of America,

now joined in a great

national effort to rebuild

My country

to restore its promise

for all

My people.

Together,

we determine the course

of America and the world

for many, many years

to come.

Every four years,

we gather on these steps to carry out

the orderly and peaceful transfer of power,

and we are grateful

for this transition.

Today’s ceremony

has very special meaning.

Because today we are not merely

transferring power from one

administration to another, or from one

party to another – but we are transferring power

from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to

Me, the People.

For too long, a small group in

our nation’s Capital has reaped

the rewards of government

while Me, the People have borne

the cost.

Washington flourished –

but I did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered –

The establishment

protected itself,

but not the citizen

of our country.

Their victories have not been

My victories;

their triumphs have not been

My triumphs;

and while they celebrated

in our nation’s Capital,

there was little to celebrate

for my family

That all changes –

starting right here,

right now,

because this moment

is my moment:

it belongs to Me, the People.

This is my day. This is my celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is my country.

What truly matters is not

which party controls our government, but

whether our government is controlled by Me, the People.

January 20, 2017, will be remembered

as the day Me, the People became the ruler

of this nation

Everyone is listening

to me now.

At the center of this movement

is a crucial conviction:

that a nation exists to serve

its citizen.

I am one nation –

My pain is our pain.

My dreams are our dreams;

Your success will be my success.

We share one heart, one home, and one glorious

destiny.

The oath of office I take

today is an oath of allegiance to

all American.

Me, The People,

assembled here today,

are issuing a new decree

to be heard in every city,

in every foreign capital,

in every hall of power.

From this day forward,

a new vision will govern

My land.

From this moment on,

it’s going to be

only American First.

American First.

Every decision

American First.

on trade,

American First.

on taxes,

American First.

on immigration,

American First.

on foreign affairs,

American First.

I must protect my borders

from the ravages

of other countries

Protection

will lead to great

prosperity and strength.

I will fight

for Me, the People

with every breath –

I will never,

ever

let Me, the People, down.

America

will start

winning

again,

winning

like never before.

We will bring back

My jobs.

We will bring back

My borders.

We will bring back

My wealth.

We will bring back

My dreams.

I do not seek to impose

My way of life on anyone,

but rather to let it shine

as an example —

I will shine —

for everyone to follow.

At the bedrock of our

politics will be a total allegiance

to the United States of America,

and through loyalty

to my country,

You will rediscover loyalty

When you open your heart

to patriotism,

there is no room

for prejudice against Me, the People.

We must all speak

My mind openly.

There should be no fear –

I am protected, and I

will always be protected.

I will be protected by the great men

and women

of our military and law enforcement;

I will be protected by God.

Finally, I must think big,

dream even bigger.

Do not allow anyone

to tell you it cannot be done.

No challenge

can match the heart

and fight

and spirit

of Me, the People.

My voice,

my hopes,

my dreams,

will define

our American destiny.

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