The Fate of the Ivory Tower

The sun rays descended like a golden shower
Upon sacred red ground of a virgin nation.
And from the earth sprung forth an ivory tower
That was built upon a black foundation.

The black base was but slightly maintained,
Though the ivory tower stood upon it for years.
And though some in the ivory tower complained,
Their exhortations fell upon deaf ears.

One day the foundation began to crumble,
Though the tower appeared steadfast upon the ground.
And when the architects heard the crescendo-like rumble
The mighty ivory tower came crashing down.



by Phillip McCullough Jr.

The Illegitimate Precedent (The President that never was)

I cry for America.

For she has been raped by men

Who forced their will upon her

For their selfish ends.

Her will was of no consequence.

Each member of the pretentious faction

Declared their love for America

As they dropped their governmental robes.

And, one by one, they stole America’s virtue.

They, in their righteous hypocrisy,

Covered the mouth of America.

They silenced her voice.

And when some of America’s children

Attempted to appeal to their tormentors’

Sense of morality and justice,

Their pleas were ignored.

The hypocrites conducted their unclean acts

In full view of her children’s watchful eyes.

The dirty deeds culminated

With the birth of an illegitimate precedent.



by Phillip McCullough Jr.