When you come to the ending of things you thought great,
only to find they were no more than fake,
the misconceptions your parents taught true
in a country whose laws were not created for you.
From sea to sea in the pale moonlight,
your ancestors fought for their inalienable right,
of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness ,
so tell me what the hell has happened to this?
Was it all a facade to make us feel as one,
when in reality legislation holds us back with guns
of Jim Crow laws and voter ID registration requirements
and undocumented humans are created as though they inspired it
When will we as a people wake up and fight back
When our love for one another is under attack.
By Tina Gaston, Black Rights Activist