#Wemustdomorethansayit

WE MUST DO MOR THAN SAY IT!

When I was young I was told America was great!

It was the country I adored…

I believed America was the greatest country in the world…

I don’t believe that anymore.

 

Can we call ourselves a great country

this America we’re living in…

when people are discriminated against

because of the the color of their skin?

 

Can we call ourselves a great country

or have we all been marred

when people are discriminated against

for who they love and who they are?

 

When you stop to think about it…

Can we call this country great

when some people use their religion 

to justify their hate?

 

Where we forget our servicemen and women…

Where we don’t even make a fuss

or fight to take care of the very people

who fight to take care of us.

 

When money is more important than the environment,

more important than our oceans and our seas

more important than the animals

more important than the trees?

 

Where we don’t have health car for everyone.?

Where we don’t welcome everyone to our shore?

Where there is still a huge discrepancy

between those who are rich…and those who are poor?

 

Where unimaginable numbers have been murdered

as each new killer tries to top it…

Where we say how sorry we are at the family’s loss…

but do nothing at all to stop it.

 

And now…this latest horror…

our country is inflicting this harm…

by ripping babies and children

from their immigrant mother’s arms…

 

When I was young I was told America was great.

back then life was such a blur…

And though I knew we had some problems

I truly thought we were….

 

But I don’t believe that anymore

Although in my heart I hope and pray it…

Now I believe if America is ever to be great

 

we must to do more than say it.


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