O beautiful for spacious skies
is broken, angry, out of work.
Our alabaster cities clang
with voices split and shrill.
Lobbied, pledged, our leaders strut
they shame the patriots’ dream.
Election more than country love
they poke the public wound.
Where are courage, statesmanship
a majesty worth sacrifice
a reason we should live with less
and strive for something more?
Show us the strength of compromise
that differences can mend.
Relinquish stubborn rhetoric
achieve some common good.
Give us back America
a land to pledge allegiance
where selfish gains no longer stain
the banner of the free.