Poetry – America: Who are We?

 

Who are we America?

asked the candidate of the crowd.

Are we the land of the free,

or the home of the proud?

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I don’t hate anyone,

cried a voice from the mass.

Let’s invade a country, said someone

and kick some Middle Eastern ass!

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Our country is a Christian one,

called an old man with a Veterans cap.

But, I’m Jewish, interrupted another,

as the young woman held a baby on her lap.

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Remember September 11th?

asked a man dressed in a suit.

You can’t trust anyone who’s Muslim,

said a woman whose smile was quite cute.

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America is fine the way it is now,

added an elderly lady dressed in red.

I agree added her husband,

immigration is an issue that should be dead.

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I came to this country a year ago,

said a young man wearing a turban.

My medical background helps this country,

because I am a dedicated surgeon.

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We don’t need foreigners,

said an old man with black hair and red skin.

My ancestors made that mistake,

when they let the Pilgrims come in.

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The crowd nervously laughed,

as they digested the Native American’s remark.

Then there was a deadly silence,

the mood turned quite dark.

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The speaker cleared her throat,

as she spoke into the mic.

I hear a diverse response from this group,

some comments I hate, others I like.

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Then she cut short her speech,

her tone wasn’t the same.

The woman closed by remarking,

this nation likes assigning blame.

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As I walked back home,

pondering all that had been said,

I wondered if this divided people,

would listen to anyone who led.

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https://i1.wp.com/www.indiesunlimited.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/typing-smiley-231x300.pngDavid Andre Davison is the writer of this satirical and/or informative post.  All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty. I retain ownership rights over the materials used, except for images and those materials cited in links from other sites, which are beyond my control. Comments in this blog are our opinion. Thanks for visiting Relative Insanity!

 

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