Lacking Compassion

As a speech, ‘twas delivered with passion,
For idealism, had more than its ration;
But with DACA laws stricter
The right wing was the victor,
In sum what it lacked was compassion.

A State of Mind

The State of the Union is tempestuous,
Dis-illusionment hounding the best of us;
Most heroes are blighted,
Our statesmen short-sighed,
And apathy dogs all of the rest of us!