Our Blurry Society

The lines are blurred

You all see an Arab woman

I see an Indian woman

Powerful to rise above

A patriarchal society

A respresentation of American society

You all see Al-Qaeda

I see men

Who murder and steal

Regardless of skin color

Who don't give two shits

Whether we are Mexican or African


The lines are blurred

Between Indian and Arab

Between American and American

We scream at those of different colors

We cry for those who died on our soil

But not for the ones that matter

But not for the ones far away

They have been disgraced

They have been labeled and packed away

We shoot them down

We bomb their land

But not the ones who caused it all

But not the ones who blurred the lines

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