I Didn't Work Hard For No Reason

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:50 -- rosavee

Brought into the U.S.

barely lived a life

only two years old

Didn't have a voice

but now I pay the price

Don't see half my family

but I study every night

What good is having good grades

if you just can't apply

I worked so hard all these years

now I'm left in tears

Obama made the Dream Act

now I have to fight

I'll live the life i dreamed of

no more tears in these eyes

continue working harder

I'll find my place in life

college is the dream though

guess I do aim high

Immigration isn't pretty

discriminators are too petty

why can't we all be equal

Martin Luther King was on his way

but we let it get away

Why do we take steps backwards

when we could just move foward

To much hate in this world

but sweat and tears

will pay off

I am a believer

I am a dreamer



This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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