Country of Shame

This is my country

Of which I once was proud

Famous for its tolerance

But shamefully not now

It welcomed all the people

Who helped to make it great

They worked and strived

And many died in pursuit

Of freedom and of peace

They are our people

Who we now need to protect

From ideologues and haters

From within and from without

This still remains my country 

Of which I’m no longer proud

I’m lost within its borders

I’m lost in my own home

The country where it’s freedom

Is very loudly proclaimed

Has now become a country

In which I feel an enormous sense

Of shame