The man who calls the White House home

Has pow’r beyond belief;

With shameless pride this one alone

Has caused the world much grief .


The deadly force of just one bomb

Exceeds what we have known;

The old, the young will find no calm

When seeds of hate are sown.


Our anthem plays, some bend a knee,

The lowly then are scorned;

What will it take for all to see

The humble ones must mourn?


Our guns we love as given rights,

To use as we deem fit;

Our bloodstained streets cry through the night;

What carnage we commit!


O Holy One, we dare to ask,

“How long must we endure?”

We hear you say: “This will not last,

If your protest is sure.”

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  1. Heidi Mann October 10, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

    Amen and amen.

  2. ROSANNE F HOLTON October 10, 2017 at 6:48 pm #

    Thank you!

  3. Sally Van Vleck October 10, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

    WOW! AMAZING! Can’t wait to have it sung! Maybe Steve and Terry could sing it?

  4. Richard Dunn October 10, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

    A powerful hymn. I affirm your words. Do we have your permission to sing it in worship and other gatherings if acknowledgement of your work is given?

    We need a collection of Plasman hymns. “The Change Agents’ Hymnal”.

    • Daniel Plasman October 10, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

      Feel free to use and re-use as you see fit. Thanks for your willingness to do so. Grace and Peace

  5. Elijah B October 11, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    Encore! Encore!

    I’m submitting this to our Praise Band leader for an upcoming service. 🙂

    • Daniel Plasman October 11, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      Eli, I’m pleased. Thank you!

  6. Darren Meahl October 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

    Bless you for this. It doesn’t really change anything outwardly, but I feel a little better, and that is a relief. It is hard to pray for such a heinous man, and I know that I’m not alone in this. Maybe having this sung in a million churches will effect a change – in us, if not in him.

  7. Beth Cafagna October 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

    Thank you for writing such a wonderful poem. We need artistic expression of our outrage and fears. We are feeling numb and burned out, even as we gather at the state capitol often to protest and to do vigils. Thank you for keeping up the fight and the analysis. We can’t even imagine what lies ahead for us and our grandchildren. I hope that people who are younger than we are can take up the torch to work for peace and justice.
    Beth and Al