What Have We Become?

Posted by Stasie O. Michigan
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A poem questioning the state of our nation.


The United States of America

It is the beacon of opportunity

But I feel it is falling under bigotry and tyranny

I ask myself every day:

What Have We Become?

But I can't help but mentally shut down and run

Because to ask myself this question confronts American history

Which to people like me, has caused generation of misery


I love my nation

I love it to pieces

But it treats some of its people like they are common cretans

I wonder how we can change

I know it's possible

The real question; is how?

How when we're at the point where hearing about violence is just the norm

How when people of differing opinions can't have a civilized conversation

How?

I. Don’t. Know.


What I do know is

If we changed before

Into what we are now

We can change once more

To become a more beautiful country than ever before.

Published on Jul 18, 2018
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