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Poetry by Linda M. Crate
(Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA)

we deserve dreams
Published January 17, 2019
Poetry by Linda M. Crate - 45 Poems - Eleventh Transmission
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we deserve dreams

by Linda M. Crate

i won't stand for any of this
don't think i haven't heard the
profoundness of this man's silence
he who calls himself a president
will never be
my president
because he celebrates discord and strife
promotes hate and war propaganda
would send us all to hell in a hand basket
if it served to stroke his ego or make him money,
and i am not going to hate anyone
because of their religion or their race or their sexuality
i will never support bigotry or callousness to anyone
of any class whether they work or they've
been struggling in silence for a long
time becasue we all need someone to lean on;
i never have been so disgusted and so afraid of an administration
until this one came into power—
i do not want their bitter fruits or their lies they try
to masquerade as truths
simply trying to paint the roses red when i know they are white
doesn't make them anything more than painted roses,
and alternative facts are just lies;
i won't support this snake charmer or his vile character
he needs to be held accountable for everything he's done
because i am tired and exhausted of evil
i will never tire of good
will fight with everything i have until this is all vanquished
because we deserve dreams instead of nightmares.

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in
the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and
reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in
print. She has three published chapbooks,
A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn
(Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon -
January 2014), and
If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August
2016). Her fantasy novel
Blood & Magic was published in March 2015.
The second novel of this series,
Dragons & Magic, was published in
October 2015. The third of the seven book series,
Centaurs & Magic was
published November 2016. Her novel,
Corvids & Magic, was published
March 2017.
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