American as Apple Pie

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

—-

We held certain truths to be self-evident
Until they became inconvenient.
All men were created equal
-save for our women, slaves, and endentured servants.
They fought for the rights and succeeded
in receiving what should have been rightful theirs.
The words went on paper,
Undetered by resistance.
Yet, we still struggle in the execution.
Our eyes are still tailored
to judge the color against society
Instead of respecting the color on the paper.
The blackness of skin against a white society
Yields hatred easier
Than adherence to the black against white paper.
The law is in the letters,
Yet we still see it in lowercase.
These rights are endowed by a creator
Unalienable in the world
Unless you cross the magic line.
Red rover, red rover,
Send your tired, weak and weary over.
Unless they’re undocumented,
then we have the right to build a wall.
Your inalienable rights cease
Where our staked claim ends.
We’ll strip you of your liberty,
Passing legislation counter to our declared principles;
We’ll make you a criminal.
Illegal will be your name.
Life will be subjective,
Rendered irrelevant by the
Erasure of God’s granted rights.
We’ll strip you of humanity.
Man, woman, child…
All erased.
Removed by Sam.
An alien you be,
Ground into the earth,
Forever beneath me.
What God has given,
Let no man take asunder-
Unless it’s your faithful Uncle,
Standing firmly before the flag.

-SMW-

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