To the editor:
American, Dream of (1776-2016)
Taken by a disease so virulent as to destroy much of what had been glorious and brave and true, and was no longer.
Where there had been truth, there are lies.
Where there had been generosity, there is meanness.
Where there had been praise, there is mockery.
Where there was justice, there is tyranny.
Where there had been nobility, there is dishonor.
Mourned by the people for what had been a brave new dream.
Lying sick in body, and small in spirit.