Land of the Free...?

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:20 -- Charxo

The torn and battered flag waves

In the scorched heat of the plantation

hovering over

the slaves that build America.


Bent bare backs walking the fields 

collecting cotton to cover the backs of white Americans

while they wear nothing but blood 



The flag mocks their lack of freedom

Home of the free? Free for who?

Land of the brave? 

To use and abuse humans

like chattle

is bravery in this country

the land covered by the blood of slaves

the tears of the people torn from their home

while the massa sits on his porch

sipping his lemonade

underneath the Star Spangled Banner.


This poem is about: 
My country
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