America | Teen Ink


October 9, 2013
By PoetAndYouKnowIt PLATINUM, Westfield, New Jersey
PoetAndYouKnowIt PLATINUM, Westfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There will always be someone who is smarter than you. Skinnier than you. Stronger than you. More popular than you. There will always be someone better than you, but there will never be someone who is YOU."

Apparently, years ago, people came to this land to live the, “American dream”
well I’m living it right now, and I want to go scream.

Our pledge of allegiance says “liberty and justice for all”
but our country goes corrupt over something very small.

Years ago, America used to welcome uniqueness,
now people are seeing this as our biggest weakness.

Our country is overweight,
we can’t even get decisions straight.

Our president ignores the biggest things,
he does not understand the pain that this brings.

We make fun of people who are not the same
we laugh at them, and we bring them shame.

We discriminate people with different ways of life
everyone laughs, while they sit, in strife.

We discriminate these people because we claim that it is a “sin”
well then if that’s a sin, where have you been?

The pledge of allegiance is all wrong,
people say that it makes it strong.

Nobody even listens to it anymore,
so we force our students to recite it every day…what for?

I’m sorry if I’m offending anyone in this room,
you can ignore me, and your life can resume.

I don’t know about you, but I think this is not right,
and I’m not just going to sit here without putting up a fight.

This danger is happening without a flicker of hope,
Fellow Americans, this is a burden we should not have to cope.

The author's comments:
I realize I am very lucky and I am blessed to live in America. However, as the future progresses on, I fear the things that bother me, (mentioned in the article) will grow even bigger and cause even bigger problems! What bothers you most?

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