14 Jun 2016b – All or Nothing

This “All or Nothing” never was the way,
I don’t care what you claim our founding fathers say!
Our thirteen fractious colonies decreed
their unity with words so vague that all agreed.
A rope to hang ourselves with now extends
that fifty sets of hands have hold of – end to end,
that runs through DC, sandpit for the show.
The feeling “compromise is evil” only grows.
One size fits all, and Uncle Sam will chide
all those who disagree once lobbists decide.
Just what is just when all is bought and sold?
The slaver’s lust to rule each other only grows.
That others might know better none concedes,
and laws are born of one part fear and one part greed.