The U.S. Constitution - A Poem by Susan Baukhages

  • 12 Dec 2022 4:30 AM
    Reply # 13022243 on 13020390

    Thank you for sharing this poem...written by one of our very own Liberal Ladies...during this very difficult time of preserving the precious Constitution.

  • 9 Dec 2022 9:13 PM
    Message # 13020390
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The US Constitution 

    a compromise for the times,

    but surely not meant


    to stand for the ages 

    with our feet in concrete.


    a document created in 1787,

    by and for a flawed society 


    whose economy thrived 

    with the practice of slavery, 


    the subjugation of women, and

    genocide of indigenous people



    some say enlightened

    but not fixed in stone as


    amendments along the way 

    accommodate evolving thought 


    about freedom and justice 

    when tensions force change,


    but if this is no longer possible 

    the constitution dies as a guide.


    when the will of the people 

    is suborned by minority rule 


    and democracy is threatened,

    it’s time to stand up and save it.



    by susan baukhages   11.30.22

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