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Our nation has simmered
So long untouched
apart are we.
Who, or what, will ignite
the flame beneath the melting pot?
Who, or what, will stir
The separate pieces into one?
It is beyond screaming tears
to watch the pieces float by
each other, assuming and sorting
Why does it not seem possible
to pause, consider who we really are,
And share ourselves,
our ideas, our cultures,
And collect them in that melting pot
that blends infinite, disparate pieces
into one united?
Why must walls be put up
to preserve within
And human garrisons be put up in the streets
to block without?
Why is it that we’ve set
those lines that exclude
In the hope of self-preservation?
But nothing survives without giving.
Inviting others to share.
We do not lose ourselves by doing this;
We only strengthen.
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