WE are the Children of America

WE are the children of America

The children of those who traveled land and sea.

The children of those who plowed fields and picked trees.

The children of those who wore white masks and carried torches.

 

WE are the children of America

The ones who were promised a better future filled with gold, silk, and rings.

The ones who live the American Dream and are ALLOWED to think.

The ones who live on land built by someone's blood and tears.

 

WE are the children of America

The few who are LUCKY to be born here.

The few who live in a FIRST world country.

The few who struggle to survive because of a BELITTLING 2%.

 

WE are the children of America

The children who see the world through rose-tinted glasses.

The children who embrace the LGBTQ and the rights of all.

The children who are utterly depressed because they are UNPREPARED for the real world that isn't ruled by a grade.

 

WE are the children of America

We are the children of the free

WE are the children of those

Who CLAIM there is NOTHING else to see.

 

But

WE are the suffering children

The children who can't help but FEEL

The children who are subjected

To many

MANY

Societal ideals.

 

And

WE are the children of the oppressors.

Yes,

WE are the children of the enslaved.

WE are the children of those

Who made the world this way.

 

But

WE aren't just suffering children.

And

WE aren't just labeled as theirs.

WE are the next gen of children

That will make everything fair.

 

WE are

The generation that will END suffering.

The generation that will END world hunger.

The generation that will ACHIEVE equality.

 

Because

WE are the next generation of people that will emphasize ETHICS not test scores.

Because

WE are the next generation of people that will teach endless LOVE not bigotry and hate.

Because

WE are next generation of people that will provide ENCOURAGEMENT and not expectations.

Because

WE are the next generation of people that will end war and bring PERMANENT peace.

 

We are the children of America

We aren't all that we seem.

We are the children of the world

And are more than WE think we can be.

 

So

For the sake of better future .

For the sake of our dear, dear friends.

For the sake of our future children.

And

For the sake of our next, next gen...

 

WE are the children of America

And because

WE are children of the world

We should be able to change,

And

We should be able to love.

We should be able to achieve that perfect

PERFECT

Dream.

 

A dream that we all FOUGHT for,

A dream that we all FIGHT for,

A dream that we WILL fight for.

 

A dream, of a PERFECT world.

A dream of a PERFECT country.

A dream of a perfect, perfect,

PERFECT

America.

 

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