The Past 2

Idyllic times were they?

Of caring for the rule of law,

Times of regard for one another?

Of a homogeneous society,

Times when people believed like you?


A lie, this past

When happy homemakers

Loved their Amanas,

Joined the PTA,

Happily ironed shirts;

Baked goodies for the neighbors.

A Madison Avenue mirage

Staring Betty Furness.

This post war boom

Paid for with the

Lives of countless millions

And a reckless belief

In our own superiority.


We have much to learn

You and I.