July 15, 2017
By Ally338 GOLD, Sterling , Virginia
Ally338 GOLD, Sterling , Virginia
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 Progression is defined as a movement or development toward a destination or a more advanced state 
It is accepting that things need to be different and making a change based on that fact 
It is when steps are taken towards an ultimate goal of a better you, a better me, a better society 
It is change 
And I'm sorry to say that America has not progressed far enough to be considered “great”
America has not progressed far enough when there’s still hate
Spewing out of the mouths of people who do not accept our differences
Who are too busy being ignorant to care who they hurt
Ready to kill people because of church
And religion
Their dictionary definitions
Of “perfection”
Or as a like to call it the misdirection
Of racism, sexism, homophobia, human-hate
America please don’t say it’s too late
For us to heal and rejoice
Knowing that everyone has a choice
They could spread evil
or acknowledge that we’re just people
ready to improve the human race
by letting progression take place
We need to remember that America is about equality for all
It’s not about how fat or skinny, how short or tall
I want love for all
America stop building walls
That block certain individuals from feeling safe
Making them question if they really live in the “United” States
Still, America I believe in you
You could be great
If you stop letting love trump hate
I want more than I expect
Better than the Donald Trump elect
No more violence 
No more being righteous
No more excuses 
No more human abuses
America has progressed in the past 
And it will again
If we all remember
That we are brothers and sisters, lovers and friends
Who are ready to make America great again

The author's comments:

The political climate of the United States insipred me to write this slam poem because I want believe that we as a nation can be stronger than hate and united as one! 

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