Make America Great Again?

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 02:07 -- ajiax92

Location

64075
United States
38° 58' 33.1716" N, 94° 10' 18.6744" W

America, the almighty and great indeed

Whip lashes across our backs

Shackles around our hands and feet

 

Make America Great Again?

Fought and died for freedom for the future with no recognition in history

Strange fruit hanging from the southern trees

Tortured by the violence led by the Bull

Fearful of violence led by the Klan

 

Make America Great Again?

From freedom to slavery at the stroke of a pen

Thousands of black men incarcerated

Privileges...gone

Voting...gone

Freedom...gone

Back to chattel slavery

 

Make America Great Again?

The outcry of thousands

Yet another gunned down

No trial for justice

When will a resolution be found

Eric Garner

Trayvon Martin

Oscar Grant

Another man down

 

Living in a sunken space

They see us but they don't hear us

 

Make America Great Again?

Welcome to the new era of Jim Crow

This poem is about: 
My country
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