A resounding cry of “build that wall” rises,
An ugly history of hate revises.
Always masked by empty words of liberty,
Newly revived, the monster of hostility.
Always the devil on the American shoulder,
Curbed temporarily, resurging even bolder
The golden veneer of the land of the free
Sheds yet again, making way for bigotry.
“Unprecedented!” some cry, “Such crass!”
Reassuring themselves, saying “This shall pass.”
But great experience suggests otherwise;
Racism remains a persistent American vice.