If America Were A Hero

If freedom were a cape and bravery a mask,

This country we call Great, in its glory we would not bask.

 

For there is no hero beneath the suit, merely a guise,

America masquerades as the Great while she revels in her lies.

 

Simply a vigilante; a self-appointed do-er of justice,

America the easily Corrupted, the overwhelmingly Disgusted.

 

For She would rather hand you a pile of paperwork,

Label you an immigrant and move on to the next.

Of course She still waves at the end of a perilous day, because Her dirty work,

In the end is always Her best.

 

If freedom were a cape and bravery a mask,

America would be a villain, the type to undo every task.

 

Progress is of unkown descent to America,

Progress to her is the creation of DACA.

 

She rather deny you, an immigrant student, any means of success

Than grant you progress.

 

If America were a hero with freedom for a cape and bravery for a mask,

She would help immigrants thrive

Rather than promote immigrant strife.

 

America, please,

There are many within your borders in need.

 

America, please,

I beg you do not label me.

 

If America were a hero with freedom for a cape and bravery for a mask,

She would be something truly gloryful in which to bask.

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country
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Comments

Victoriaajao

This Is good

Grant-Grey Porter Hawk Guda

Powerfully expressed! Truly powerful! Keep sharing keep sharing! The world needs your expression! Keep sharing your life your mind your heart! 

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