Reaching Democracy


Demo-, people, cracy-, government

A society for, by, and of the people,

But without education, democracy cannot exist,

A society endowed with intellectuals provides the true key,

Lynching, exclusions, prison industrial complex,

A society stained with a discomfiting past and present,

Legacies, wealthy donors, glass ceilings,

A society deeply embedded with privileges,

Dream Act, Affirmative Action, closing of gaps,

A society with true equality requires parity in economic, social, and political representation,

These are the true qualities of a Democratic Nation.

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