America the Lost
When people say “America the Great”
They are almost unwaveringly supporting
An America of Hate.
They say our country is the greatest in the world
But blissfully ignore
The insults and abuses being hurled
And the injustices and violence in an undeclared war.
America is no longer great.
If it ever was, it’s lost its way.
Black people being killed in the street.
Trans, gay, and queer people being beat.
Native Americans being screwed over once again
By people who think themselves greater than.
Jews seeing swastikas more than they should
And hatred where compassion once stood.
Muslims are being blamed
While their belief system is maimed
By those who use it as an excuse for violence,
All while white people are doing the same
And their actions being met with silence.
This is a place hailed as the promised land of the civilized world
But do people realize that these things are happening?
How can we be onboard
With these atrocities, the dampening
Of relations between the majority
And the minority.
A divide already caustic in nature
Is our nation’s ugliest feature.
If America ever wants to be Great Again
We need to stand up
Shake off our prejudices and end
The horror stories before they begin.