Before Us

The expectations are set,

before we even come into the world.


We see things as a threat,

before we know what flag they hold.


We refuse to accept everyone,

before we get to know them.


Our load is a hefty ton,

before we’ve grown like a stem.


We are expected to fight a war,

before we can decide if it’s right.


We are sent out on a tour,

before we know how to fight.


We are put into a situation,

before we can even fuss.


We were looked down on by the nation,

before there was even us.


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