USA THE GREAT

 

In school

We learned

The United States

Was great

 

But so many things

We were not told

No one spoke of

The treatment

Of the native people

 

No one spoke of

Corruption

Of political leaders

No one spoke

Of the treatment

Of people of color

 

No one spoke

Of the treatment

Of Mexican people

Of women

Of children

Of animals

Was it all kept

In a dark closet

 

Only communicated

In whispers

So we could

Pat our chests

And talk about

How great we are

 

If we were ever great

Today it is hard to find

 

July 18, 2018

 

 

 

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