a look at some of the injustices within the United States of America,
a country that is no stranger to deep-rooted, systemic issues, including racism.
to the tune of “All Star” by Smash Mouth.
somebody once told me: “America’s so awesome!
without all our wars we’d have no peace.”
on dollar bills and TV, made sure we knew by grade three:
“you’ll be saved by the Pledge of Allegiance!”
well, the wars start coming and they don’t stop coming.
“fed up with kings, made Loyalists go running.
didn’t make sense not to live for us;
Creator of freedom is with ye!
red, White, and blue, true destiny!
ignore the protests and suffering,
the Trail of Tears, all those enslaved,
feed the melting pot and its flame.”
no, Now is not simple,
Forward will not be either;
we exist in a new time.
before we rush back into Familiar,
what do we want to revive from Familiar?