Statues standing
across the land
are demanding
a fairer hand
Less derision
of the vision
why they should stay

to those long past
whose held ideals
are now outcast
Their past glories
now bad stories
Old views refuse

Knock it down now!
Is often heard
We do not bow
to what's absurd!
Honor basest!
Slavers! Racists!
Unjust are cussed

But statues have
another role
Not just as salve
for some a-hole
A distraction
for bird action
So splat on that

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2016