What Have The English Done For US?

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