In DC for the July holiday
It was abundantly clear
England hadn’t been fair to them
1776 was the decisive year
Helped by French Navy ships
A bloody war was won.
Subjects turned into citizens
And told the British ‘be gone!’
Nowadays their young are taught early
America is the best.
With a democratic process
Held as a cut above the rest
But it isn’t yet Utopia
With the gun crime, prejudice and drugs.
Equality, poverty and healthcare
Are issues that still have bugs
The Declaration of Independence
Set its sights appropriately high
In England the Magna Carta
Gave rights five centuries before the 4th of July