We are all Americans

My poem is about what can make us all Americans and even when we all come from different nation.

By Semhar from Project Citizen in Connecticut


We are all Americans even though we have different ways of thinking

We are all Americans even when we are not the same race

We are all Americans even when we have different beliefs

We are all Americans because we all live in the United States

We are all Americans if we are sharing our problems with each other

We are all Americans when we have the same school system

We are all Americans when we love each other

We are all Americans when we take care of each other

We are all Americans because we all have different backgrounds

We are all American because we accept immigrants

We are all Americans because America is for everybody

We are all Americans because we’re all pursuing a better life for ourselves

We are all Americans because we care about our future & the youth

We are all Americans because we all share the same values

We are all Americans because we all have different cultures

We are all Americans because America is a country of freedom

We are all Americans when we have free access to healthcare

We are all Americans when we fight for our rights together

We are all Americans when America doesn’t have homelessness

We are all Americans.

                                                                                                                                        Semhar Mehrtab

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Project Citizen is a youth writing lab that is offered as part of the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield University. The mission of Project Citizen is to empower young writers to engage in issues of social and political importance through a variety of genres in order to both find their voice and to become fully realized citizens in our democracy. Project Citizen brings together students from school districts and towns in Fairfield county that represent a variety of economic, racial, ethnic, and religious demographic groups in an effort to break down the "zip code apartheid" that stands in the way of true collaborative learning.

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