Ahead of the US elections next week, Bruce Springsteen has shared a poem and has denounced Donald Trump.
Speaking on his Radio Nova radio programme, From My Home To Yours, Springsteen lamented the lack of compassion, empathy, and humanity within the White House. The poem was written by American poet Elayne Griffin Baker. You can read it below.
Springsteen is a well known democrat supporter. He has campaigned for Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton in the past. Springsteen’s music champions the working class, it shines a light on the issues that the American working class face and they are songs of hope for better days. His music goes against every Donald Trump stands for.
Springsteen jokingly said he would leave America if Trump wins a second term. The New Jersey singer was talking about his love of Australia and said, “If Trump is re-elected—which he will not be; I’m predicting right now he’s gonna lose—if by some happenstance he should be, I’ll see you on the next plane.”
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Last week Springsteen released his new album ‘Letter to You’. It sees the Boss reunited with the E-Street Band again.
Also released last week was the documentary about the making of the album entitled ‘Letter to You’. You can read Radio Nova’s report on it here.
Springsteen isn’t the only celebrity to throw their support behind Presidential nominee Joe Biden. Dave Grohl, the majority of the Avengers cast, Brad Pitt, Patton Oswalt and many more publicly stated their support for Biden.
A poem by Elayne Griffin Baker.
There’s no art in this White House.
There’s no literature, no poetry, no music.
There are no pets in this White House, no loyal man’s best friend, no Socks the family cat, no kids’ science fairs.
No time when the president takes off his blue suit red tie uniform and becomes human, except when he puts on his white shirt and khaki pants uniform and hides from the American people to play golf.
There are no images of the First Family enjoying themselves together in a moment of relaxation.
No Obamas on the beach in Hawaii moments, or Bushes fishing in Kennebunkport.
No Reagans on horseback, no Kennedys playing touch football on the Cape.
Where’d that country go?
Where did all the fun, the joy and the expression of love and happiness go?
We used to be the country that did the Ice Bucket Challenge and raised millions for charity.
We used to have a President that calmed and soothed the nation instead dividing it, and a First Lady who planted a garden instead of ripping one out.
We are rudderless and joyless.
We have lost the cultural aspects of society that make America great.
We have lost our mojo, our fun, our happiness, our cheering on of others.
The shared experience of humanity that makes it all worth it.
The challenges and the triumphs that we shared and celebrated.
The unique can-do spirit that America has always been known for.
We are lost.
We have lost so much in so short a time.
Springsteen ended the poem by saying “On November 3rd, vote them out.”