Own Nation

            By Aaron Hopkins


            Speculate on your own nation.
            people don't listen, it's my frustration.
            I lend my ear to all their shit,
            then I give the response that seems to fit.
            But sometimes I give the response that won't,
            and people won't listen cause their parents don't.
            Programmed minds and confused faces,
            I just wish I could trade places,
            to show them what it's like to think
            about the things that make them tick.


                        Aaron Hopkins   2003