Divided, frightened, and slightly uninformed
There are people in our country
Who, daily, mourn.
But not over a death --
Though it seems like death, in a form --
Because the 44th President is gone.
Are we really divided?
Yes, there are people at odds.
Worried that race
A stereotype hyped by the media
Will leave them even without hope.
Yet, we stand stronger together.
Somehow the new presidency brought us closer.
But I say all this to say things could be better.
Are we really frightened?
A lot of us truly are.
Afraid our rights will be infringed upon,
People of color
To fight for what
They have fought against for so long.
Against a country
That doesn’t understand them
A country that gives them
A taste of what they want --
No. Need --
Because they pity them.
So things could definitely be better.
Is not even a question.
We consume the information
That the media feeds us
From the moment we awaken.
Liberal right and conservative left wings--
Are the only type of people portrayed in media
We are unaware of how much we truly agree.
Things could be better,
But they could also be worse.
We live in a progressive nation
Where the Constitution works.
It may not work in the way we want
But it works
And this nation is in the palm of
The people’s hands.