There was a newspaper headline a few days ago
‘America Is Weeping’
All I could think was
So you chose to join the party?
We have been weeping for a long, long time.
Think of the Documented Dead
Now think of all those
Whose stories will never be told
‘America is Weeping’ they said
America’s foundation was mixed
And the crushed bone
Of all those who just wanted to live free
Who just wanted to live
We have always been weeping
We have always been screaming
The question is
Why haven’t you been listening?