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Ironic: American Wants to Save Something

We’re not warriors
Cause we pick our battles.
We’re not leaders
Cause we pick our followers.
We are nothing more than
Glorified missionaries in our
Own wasteland.
And we want to save something?
We’d rather protect ourselves
From without
As we fester within
Like a dying cancerous body
In cosmetic surgery
but unwilling to donate organs.
And we want to save something?

We jump the pond to play
GI Joe in the desert
or Big Daddy in the hills
We educate those unwilling to learn,
from our righteous indignation
and Christian morals.
Yet at home,
Our living are is cluttered
With dirty laundry,
starving people,
and rampant hatred.
Greed crushes
broken dreams,
and from our neighbor’s garbage
We feed the hungry,
rancid gruel,
chemically altered fuel
carcinogenic and cheap
making money, the American Way
We battle barbarians as they
and we destroy their lands
so our own go can go without
in the land of plenty.

We rant for walls
to keep out our
victims
like thieves hiding
their plunder
Mexico, did you know,
about that, little Texas?
Or did you forget the Alamo
shown to you from
some Zinnless
text?
The truth about Columbus?
The truth about Oklahoma?
The truth about charters,
Mother England?

We save the dogs
And electrocute the man
and put down the boys
and mutilate the girls
as the humane society pleads
for the safety of pets
while homeless children
are marketed
for profit by the department.

Our schools are a third world country
And our prisons don’t
REHABILITATE,
Correctional Corps only avoid
the read (pronounced red)
by binding
black minds to
keep black lines
through free labor’s
green.
Decades after
JFK and
MLK
and only minutes
after BHO,
We aren’t ready
with race relations
America is dying
Rotting from within
descending into hell
Ironic, right?
That we have to journey somewhere
else
To save something?

Descend

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Poetic moments in the words of a dreamer and other randomness in the words of a believer. "Hang yourself, poet, in your own words. Otherwise, you are dead." ~ Langston Hughes

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