Your love of country
Allows you to hate your neighbor.
They throw around terms,
like socialism and fascism,
in the same breath,
as if one naturally leads to the other.
Frantically they defend
Right wing, left wing
A bird on a collision course with mirrored glass
Not avoiding the other bird.
Children sob quietly to themselves, an insecure future
They don't know why they are there, punished for sins they don't understand.
How deep is your hateriotism?
How black are your white stripes?
How blood is your red?
Goebbels meme and the hateriots gobble.
Bobble head talking heads parrot guised as patriotism.
But real patriots love their country and accept every diverse facet of it, and even if they don't understand it all, they accept it as the strength of a free society.
Hateriots will give you their poison opinions, troll you down to their level, divide and divide, hiding behind excuses for their abuses, blaming, shaming, gaming base emotion.
-One tag has to be Hateriotism, this makes finding your post easier.
-Art must relate to/be representative of poem.
-Winning entry will be used in follow up post.
-You may link to the post in the comment section here.
-You may use parts or all of the poem in your submission.
-This is an international contest, examining Hateriotism as it relates to your own country will be meritorious.
-I alone will judge unless donations raise the prize pool, donators will become ineligible for prizes but are still welcome to enter and will become officiants. More prizes may be awarded based on donations.
Initial prize offering - 40 STEEM for first prize
Good luck to all entrants. Contest closes at post payout. Please share.
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