Hopelessly Falling

Our states were supposed to be united
It was intended as a reliable compromise
Between local and federal rights
By the prominent fathers who were our founders
But then someone cooked the books on us
A visitor from the tall tower has torn us asunder
What was once united
Is now extremely divided
United we stood strong
Divided we are hopelessly falling

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One Word Challenge (united), Your Daily Word Prompt (reliable), My Vivid Blog (prominent), The Daily Spur (cook), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (visitor).

21 thoughts on “Hopelessly Falling

    • Sadje November 2, 2022 / 6:07 pm

      I agree with Jim. Things were way better before DT

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    • Fandango November 2, 2022 / 9:52 pm

      I blame Trump, but I also blame his enablers and those who were in a position to stop him, like Mitch McConnell, but chose not to.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. donmatthewspoetry November 2, 2022 / 7:16 pm

    All you out in US land
    Land of (yep yep) free
    I’ll make US grate again
    Vote for me DT

    Yaaaay! Count on us Donald…….

    We love you. Grate on…..

    Shit Fan, how come this snuck into TT&O?
    Askimet not doing it’s job?……

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  2. slmret November 2, 2022 / 7:42 pm

    Hard to like it — but it’s true! Hopefully things will change after Tuesday.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango November 2, 2022 / 9:55 pm

      One way or the other.


  3. Marleen November 3, 2022 / 12:02 pm

    The High-Stakes Gamble Of Democrats
    Boosting [R] Extremists Candidates

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen November 3, 2022 / 12:20 pm

      Why Are Democrats Funding The Far Right?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 3, 2022 / 9:57 pm

      I think it will backfire on the Dems.


  4. Gr8BigFun November 3, 2022 / 4:59 pm

    Not to the same extent but we are heading in the same direction north of the border. Sadly, the Trump effect has spread across the globe faster than COVID from a Wuhan laboratory.

    On an editing note, I think you have an extra “was” in line 7.

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    • Fandango November 3, 2022 / 10:15 pm

      Thank for the extra “was” note. I fixed it. I just wish fixing what is going on political in the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere would be just as easy.


  5. Marilyn Armstrong November 3, 2022 / 7:42 pm

    I think that our initial compromise – legally adding slavery to our original constitution – was the beginning of the downfall. I have come during the past five or six years to believe that “the lesser of two evils” isn’t better. It’s still evil and if you embrace it, it will kill you down the line.

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    • Marleen November 3, 2022 / 8:12 pm

      😥 Yeah, it’s looking like we’re quite hopeless.

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      • Marilyn Armstrong November 3, 2022 / 8:54 pm

        And I think it’s entirely possible we did it to ourselves. Isn’t it ironic that slavery was the hottest topic at the original constitutional convention and was the “untouchable issue” until it became Jim Crow and was STILL untouchable. And still is. There is no lesser evil. This is good. There is evil. Lesser evil is an oxymoron.

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    • Fandango November 3, 2022 / 10:20 pm

      Yes, that was bargaining with the devil.


  6. Carol anne November 3, 2022 / 10:27 pm

    Yep! Agreed! The US is definitely not somewhere I’d like to be living at the moment!

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    • Fandango November 4, 2022 / 9:46 am

      Yes, I can see the similarities in the underlying message. Well done.

      Liked by 1 person

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