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Exceptional, and proud of it

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From flickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/4345271118/: What's cooler than being cool?
What's cooler than being cool?
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America the Beautiful by all was sung,

Until our leaders claimed a new rung.

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Imbued with the Bible, they turned conceptional,

And declared we're actually A. the Exceptional.

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Like Play-Doh and plans, it's joyfully malleable.

Like being the Pope, it makes you infallible.

And it serves all purposes under the sun,

To skirt silly laws or to pull out a gun.

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Invasions become issues: "quality of life,"

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That spread women's lib and make iPhones rife.

You can torture and call it something "enhanced,"

Safeguarding cities where terror once pranced.

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'Tis great consolation when making an error,

Scything a wedding along with some terror,

You go all Gothic and sigh "Drones we need 'em,

"For such is the price of your future freedom."

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You can buy off locals, start running their shop.

And if all goes sideways, hand allies a mop.

Your snipers are good guys, heroes to mint,

Caring and handsome, well worthy of Clint.

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Me, I'm sure proud to be an exception.

It saves time, it's cool, it assures a reception.

It much makes you feel for those run-of-the-mills,

Like Europes and Asians, all green to the gills.

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It's just such a pity they still don't get,

The exception that's us, like Elvis or Rhett.

America the Beautiful's so yesterday,

Gone with the wind, like vinyl: passe.

 

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Philip Kraske lives in Spain, where he teaches English, does translation, and writes both prose fiction (novels) and verse.


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