|This is a very powerful poem that outlines the current state of affairs. You painted a vivid picture of American politics and social concerns. You used strong language, with assertive words and phrases, that give us all something very serious to think about. Phrases like:
The government says that it cares more than me?
Should it go to the maker, or the bully who takes?
Through a series of questions, you challenge the people (readers) to think! You don't tell us what to think, but just to think. Then you urge the people to "Wake up". I love this, as it is here that you present your arguments for us to consider.
Wake up, America! The wolf's in the fold;
Don't tell me I'm wrong, for others agree;
This is where you come out punching. Enough of the questions to get us looking inside to what we see and believe. Now, you are presenting the facts in a non-apologetic tone, straight-shooting!
My favourite and most powerful line in the poem is:
Then vote away freedom, and liberty, too;
Wow! If that isn't a slap in the face, I don't know what is
You end by saying that we have the right to choose our position in this matter, and you demand that we choose:
Would you be cattle, or would you be free?
So powerful, from beginning to end.