By Stephen Brackens Brinkley
15 November 2018
First he came for the Arabs he labeled terrorists,
He sanctioned their oppression and added to their misery.
Then he came for the Muslims, categorizing them as
Enemies of democracy and threats to our way of life.
Next on his list the impoverished
Name calling their countries,
Branding them as unequal.
Then he targeted the handicapped
The weaker members of the country
Whether physically or mentally.
After, his gaze fell upon the first peoples,
Making them the brunt of his jokes,
Showing no respect for their rights,
Dignity and protectiveness of their natural resources.
He targeted those suffering from addiction,
Branding them as throwaways and criminals,
Tightening the already extremely taut noose
Around their throats, leaving them gasping for breath.
Calling wrong, right, evil, good and lies, truth,
He continued his highly infectious and toxic journey.
Then he came after the immigrants,
labeling them thugs, rapists and worthless criminals,
Snatching infants away from the mother’s breasts,
Slamming shut any door to a better, safer world
For the parents and their children.
The African Americans, the Democrats,
The bleeding heart liberals, the commies,
The socialists and the news journalists.
Next on his list were the LGBT’s,
After all, he was quoted as saying,
“If my VP had his way, they would ALL be dead.”
And finally, he turned his vindictive gaze
And actions against any and all dissenters,
Anyone who didn’t share his opinions,
His beliefs, and support his right to total rule.
Admiring dictators, viewing their unharnessed brutality
As true expressions of masculinity and raw strength.
Seeing compassion as weakness,
And kindness as vulnerability.
All the while hiding a dark, sinister secret,
That he is not like other men.
Unable to feel sorrow, remorse,
Empathy, sympathy, compassion
Or even mercy.
He is truly a man with
A steel and granite heart.