I’m so proud of my country, how far it’s evolved.
Though there are still many problems to be solved,
We no longer wait for our politicians to protect us;
We know that our neighbors are who we can trust
To rebuild our communities and share our plight.
If we’re all in it together, we will do what’s right.
We have always assisted those in need.
We now accept those of all races, religions, and creeds.
We have always attempted to shore up the weak.
We try not to hurt anyone with the words that we speak.
We work for fairness and speak our anger
Rather than putting our families in danger
With outbursts of violence in response to our fears.
We share our concerns through our words and our tears.
Sometimes,sharing thoughts is all we can do
To help others understand a different point of view.
It’s a blessing that we are empowered to say
What’s on our minds without joining the fray
Of hysterical bullies and their fearful lot.
Our blended voices are the best tools we’ve got.