TW: ICE, POLICE BRUTALITY, ABORTION ALLUDES TO SEXUAL ASSAULT, HATE CRIMES
we can do better than this.
as our president lays restfully to sleep
in his silk pajamas and his warmed sheets
there are perturbed children shocked awake in cages
unable to sleep,
afraid they might forget their human if they allow themselves to dream.
when is enough, enough.
“all men are created equal”
stop preaching this bluff.
as our president cries about his rally,
his people are on the streets.
begging and pleading for their right to be free.
going numb of all emotions,
from their brothers and sisters lost in the commotion.
oh america we’re not through yet.
you’re looking pathetic here, c’mon now!
as old men decide for women on what to do with their bodies,
females are objectified for their wardrobe and labeled as naughty.
“boys will be boys”
is your only response when we’re treated like toys.
so america are you as over this as we are finally.
no? i feel like a broken record at this point.
“liberty and justice for all”
maybe if that “all” is rich white men.
what about the LGBTQ+ community?
where’s this energy when they’re beaten and treated like mutants for simply wanting to be.
listen, america here’s the thing.
this isn’t all over yet,
your foolishness can end.
hey you’re running out of time here america.
you better act soon,
you didn’t give your people anything,
so we have nothing to lose.
i know that our country has the power to do and be better. the time is NOW to make the changes. i talked about a lot of topics i personally have not experienced do to my privilege, so if i spoke incorrectly on a subject or implied something please correct me in the comments. i know that their are a bunch of problems i didn’t address in this piece, but i am aware they are there and are hoping and fighting to resolve those issues as well.
here are some links for how you can help some these causes: