I’m exhausted by the grief
And drained by this place
This place that once held promise
This world that once had values
Or perhaps it never did
When I look at the news
And all I see is death and despair
And my own community, divided
My own family affected
When life no longer feels worth living
And perhaps I’m a bit dramatic
But how could I not be Outraged
How could I not feel upset?
When people are trampled at a concert
And family is dying of disease
And homeless are freezing on the streets?
When good people are being deported
And politicians feed their ego
Letting the hungry go starved
And the mentally ill are force fed drugs
That alter their minds worse than before
When people are judged by the color of their skin
And women are judged by the length of their skirt
And men are taught to hide their emotions
And a gay kiss in a movie is still considered taboo
When middle class just means working til you die
And for what?
Because we naively believed that Manifest Destiny isn’t just another lie?
And the American Dream has become Big Brothers war cry
When it all becomes too much and I feel useless
A pawn in the chess game that we call life
Wondering if anyone of us will actually make it out alive