The Killing of America's Girl

America, the beautiful.

You have burned your amber waves,

Belonging to young girls who were told they would never be beautiful.

You have locked them up in caves.

How quickly you forget the wars you fought for freedom!

You never give,

Taking instead, to build your kingdom.

Your flag does not cover the naked girl in streetlight.

Her blood red, her tears blue at being sold.

Pure white disappearing into the night,

She is once again told:

Equality will never be her right.

She is only good for your hold.

America, you keep your majesties in chains!

Yes, you are very bold,

Declaring your rights in sweet refrains.

What do you use your money and freedom to do?

Only give them pain.

I will pledge my allegiance to you,

because there is some hope.

America, I love you,

But I can no longer cope.

You are strangling girls’ freedom for you own pleasure,

With your own rope.

This poem is about: 
My country

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