Happy birthday America,
You god damn child.
Young and selfish,
Dumb and careless
With everything but your 
Shiniest toys. 

Happy birthday America,
You wayward son.
full of hope and promise
And squandered dreams 
Of being a better version
Of your parents.

Happy birthday America, 
You big-eyed fool,
Whose lights and flashes 
Assuage the masses
But terrorize the very people
Who built you.

Happy birthday, America.
I hope you grow 
And begin to learn,
At the very least,
That you have
Barely grown at all.

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