America, the Liar

America, you lied to me

I came here to grab all the opportunities

It was a long wait, in that large embassy

I held on my mother’s hand as we flew across the sea

 

All the bright lights they were just a facade

We were in a small apartment and I prayed to God

That life would become greater

All that I see now are that our eyes have gotten wetter

 In school, I was told that I would be a failure

How could you say that America

So judgemental and bold

My teacher told me that, only 8 years old

 

I grew up

I saw more

America saw me wear spaghetti straps

And called me a whore

 

How can you say that America?

With all this sexism and need for validity

I thought you saw more,

Where is the gender equality?

 

My president was black

And there was so much hate

In 2012

Trayvon Martin met his fate

 

They say we’re equal

Then they belittle

America held up a gun

He held up some skittles

 

America the great

We have a lot of hate

And when the blood splatters

When will we realize that black lives matter

 

Ya’ll wonder why I’m sayin’ all these shots

Like damn why are you giving all that you got

But listen, if I don’t give all that I got

The next black boy’s cries get drowned out with some shots

 

America, I thought you were cool

I realized that I was the fool

Ya’ll claim to care about us and want to treat us better,

Tell me why Flint, Michigan still doesn’t have clean water

 

America, you love all your people right?

We Asians, Latinos, Middle Easterners, and African Americans

We’re just a huge melting pot with goals in sight

Really we’re good citizens who are trying to fight

 

Ya’ll claim to be a fan

Then why issue a Muslim ban?

Ya’ll need to realize, with all that’s said and done

“Immigrants, we get the job done”

 

Tell me why America

Ya’ll have so many problems

Ya’ll elected a bad man

Trying to solve them

 

But America trust me

I don’t hate you

You’re just the reason why

I have trust issues

 

This poem is about: 
My country

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