Let America Be Great When…

by Dana Taylor

Let America be great when
we unite in love, not fear
when we see each face as a person dear

Let America be great when
land is held sacred with respect,
not an expanse to strip, rape, and wreck

Let America be great when
people love people more than a gun,
when crowds come together not in protest, but in fun

Let America be great when
girls enjoy freedom and emotional victory
when #MeToo becomes a sad, bygone history

Let America be great when
Black is simply beautiful
When diversity of colors is totally cool

Let America be great when
people can follow their hearts to love,
when no courts destroy human rights from above

Let America be great when
animals are recognized as sentient creatures,
when their heads are not displayed trophy features

Let America be great when
food is safe and water is clean,
when city streets are friendly, not mean

Let America be great when
everyone has a place to sleep and nest,
when the homeless are given space, dignity and rest

Let America be great when
drugs no longer lead to suicide and addiction,
when our youth grow in strength, not affliction

Let America be great when
art and creativity are encouraged and nourished,
when new ideas help communities grow and flourish

Let America be great when
we cease to worship destruction and war,
when we finally embrace peace and say,
no more…..
            no more….
                    no more….

 

 

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