I am not a patriot This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I am not a patriot.
Not anymore, anyway.
The youth shall destroy this unity called the United States.
A unity which obstructs our people.
A unity that exploits any and all for economy.
The unity will fall and a new one will rise in its place.
We are the youth
We are the future.
The new system will replace the old
(and there must be a new system for that is the

nature of things)
A system based on different principles.
Authority will not run our country.
Authority will fall and the people will rise.
The People, just who was intended to rule.
The Bureaucrats will fall.
We the people will follow the examples of those who came so long before us
Those who called themselves the Sons of Liberty
Liberty has been poisoned and is a dead word
Our strength will amaze those who came before us
Our power will overwhelm the masses
This government's weaknesses are bleeding through.
Iraq is the beginning of what soon will be the end.
Our lives as we know them will soon halt in a fury
Understand me when I say that no stragglers will be

left behind
Understand when I say it will be the blind leading the blind.
The uprise is now and tomorrow never rests
We shall rise against and we shall prevail.
We are the future and the future is today.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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SarahVanSise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 11:54 pm
Love it. I agree completely that the youth today are the people that need to revolutionize America. If people really took the time to stand back and really take a look at what is going on, they'd be horrified.
Unfortunately, too many people are complacent. They just go about their daily lives, caring only about what they're doing and how they're doing it. The mindset of people in America has unfortunately shifted from "for the community" to "for myself.&... (more »)
jackieee105 said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm
This is an awesome piece. I could not agree more with what you said; as youth we need to start a Revolution, and fix our world. If we don't, by the time we inherit it, I fear it will be too late.
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