America: Are we truly free?

Desolate streets of hungry souls

Arms outstretched, crying of pain

All they want is this suffering to end.

Does no one care?

No home, No job, No friends

Are we truly created equal?

 

Night time streets

Quiet steps

A young girl walks home from work

Alone or so she thinks

A hooded figure dressed in black

Follows her down an alleyway out back

Grabs her arm 

Draws a knife

The girl stifles a scream

She's now hostage and a sex slave for life

Does no one care?

She fears for her life.

Men don't face this type of life. 

She thinks as she's hauled off into the night. 

Are we truly free?

 

School for of white children

All dressed up

Young girl of other color shows up

Her clothing not new

Hair unkempt

She comes from a broken home

Family in poverty and debt

But no one knows her story

No one hears her cries

The school is full of rumors and lies

They all make fun of the young girl

With old worn clothes and watery eyes

Does no one care?

Are we truly one people?

 

The United States Constitution begins

With a preamble statement of assurance

That we are all one people, a nation, a whole.

It startes with the line: 

We the people of the United States...

 

WE as in all, inclusive, everyone in the country.

Yet in today's society, this doesn't fit anymore.

We aren't one people;

I don't think we ever truly were.

Yet, here we are with the Constitution,

proclaiming we are one people of a great nation.

But are we truly one?

 

The Preamble to the Constitution 

We the people of the United States

In order to form a more perfect union

Establish justice and ensure domestic tranquility

Provide for the common defense,

Promote the general welfare 

And secure the blessings of liberty 

To ourselves and our prosperity

Do ordain and establish the Constitution

For the United States of America.

 

There are many things

in this preamble that states

that we are one nation

there's welfare, protection,

and security to all in the nation.

Do you see that every day?

Each day in society

People are

bullied, abused, raped, murdered,

Shot, hung, slaughtered, or suicidal

We aren't equal

We aren't entirely safe

Are we one people?

No, we're broken

We've been neglected, abused

separated and segregated

But throughout the years

We've worked through all the negatives and fears

to become the ideal nation

one of freedom, hope, and protection.

We may not be completely free

But I'm still proud to be an American citizen

I will stand up to help those in need.

Like the bullied girl in school

Or the hungry and homeless on the street.

We may not be able to help them completely,

But together we can get them back up on their feet. 

Will you join me?

Will you help me show the world

We Are Free?

 

 

 

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My country

Comments

Grant-Grey Porter Hawk Guda

Powerfully expressed! Hope you keep writing your heart and heart! Please keep sharing! 

Also there is an urgent matter to end modern day slavery today is national anti traficking day. Let us end world slavery, go sign the petition to make congress act. Look up International Justice Mission. 

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