Welcome to America

April 1, 2010
By icefaerie10111 GOLD, Exeter, Rhode Island
icefaerie10111 GOLD, Exeter, Rhode Island
12 articles 8 photos 25 comments

Welcome to America: A land of opportunity
where a man on Welfare can make more than a public school teacher.
Welcome to America: A land paved in gold
where we are in trillions of dollars of debt.
Welcome to America: "Liberty and Justice for all":
where our pledge does not include minors or homosexuals;
where it is not applied to the oppressed and those in debt.
Welcome to America: A land for the people
where the cooperation is clearly a person as you and me, from a political aspect.
Welcome to America: ...and by the people
where you can buy legislative power from a governor in Illinois.
Welcome to America: A effort against the "Drug War"
where we can't even keep our police officers clean.
Welcome to America: Where people and legislature see eye to eye;
where a democracy and a republic clash heads.
Welcome to America: Separation of Church and State
where we have only had two non-Protestant Presidents.
Welcome to America: A land of freedom
where women no rights until 1848, and could not vote until 1920;
where African-Americans were isolated from society until the 1960s;
where American Citizens of the same nation had to kill each other to abolish slavery.
Welcome to America: A Nation of peace
where we are always at war.
Welcome to America: A Nation united
where states are divided.
Welcome to America: A Nation of tolerance
where "the people" see Islam in the government as more of a problem than economic reform.
Welcome to America: A Democracy
where we win votes by scandals and controversy, not political action or issues.
Welcome to America: Does the system work for you?
where fitting into the system is more important than improving it.
Welcome to America: Where several police officers were killed in a cafe a couple of weeks ago;
where no one noticed because they were too preoccupied with the fact that Tiger Woods cheated on his wife.
Welcome to America: Most politicians one were lawyers;
where it seems being a celebrity gives you power equal to that.

Welcome to America where many people who read this article never got past the second line because they would rather ignore the issues than resolve them.

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This article has 198 comments.

on Mar. 26 2014 at 4:08 pm
Secluded_Savior GOLD, Omaha, Nebraska
14 articles 0 photos 6 comments
icefaerie10111 - I am a public speaker. I go around many different places and speak about rights and the difference between law and ethnicity, and I just wanted to ask you if it would be alright with you if I use this article of yours in my speeches. I promise, you will recieve full credit for the ariticle. :)

on Mar. 16 2014 at 4:35 pm
joannadi BRONZE, Falls Church, Virginia
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything must have an ending, except my love for you."

William- Everything you say is true, and trust me, I expected great criticism from people on this poem because it was saying bad things about America.  But, there is just as much bad in America as any other country, and maybe what some people are trying to say is that there is also tons of beauty.  Unique to America, and maybe only people who live hear and take advantage of this beauty are able to understand it.  Keep in mind, this country is full of problems, but no more or no less than any place in the world has.  Every time one problem is solved, a new one is created.  The fault is not America but in humanity in general.

on Mar. 12 2014 at 9:46 am
Mister_J PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
42 articles 3 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Captain, I wish to report a mutiny. I can name fingers and point names." - Captain Jack Sparrow

I'm living in Europe right now (though I am American), and you will not believe how many Europeans would agree with you. It is known throughout the world that America is like the C-grade rich kid on the corner with all the fancy toys. I think the only people who would disagree with you are Americans. We truly are not "the land of the free, and the home of the brave". We're more like "the land of limited freedom, and the home of the arrogant war-interveners".

on Mar. 11 2014 at 11:46 am
Nella.Girl97 BRONZE, Ashland, Wisconsin
1 article 0 photos 437 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart."

WOw! i really liked this! So truthful! this shows how it really is! Great work!

on Mar. 1 2014 at 2:01 pm
Hunting_Gurl GOLD, Newport News, Virginia
11 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No matter how many quotes and song lyrics you post up, or however much you write your heart out, sometimes words just can't describe how you feel. You just have to feel it for yourself and that's all there is to it."

Wow, I really enjoyed reading this. It made me think about things you don't really realize about America.

on Feb. 20 2014 at 1:32 pm
jos10099 SILVER, Sunbury, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 1 comment
I beleive it is up to a person to define what freedom is...dont just complain about issues do things to change them.

on Feb. 1 2014 at 5:14 pm
Bluetooth13 SILVER, A Town In, Texas
8 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
To play a wrong note is insignificant, to play without passion is inexcusable.

~ Ludwig van Beethoven

This is great! Check out my work?

Reydar SILVER said...
on Jan. 22 2014 at 12:39 pm
Reydar SILVER, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
7 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every storm runs out of rain"

Pretty perfect, well written and accurate portrayal of the country, unfortunately 

on Jan. 20 2014 at 7:30 pm
circlesinaroundaroom BRONZE, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not." (Kurt Cobain)
"All I want, is mac 'n cheese." (Kurt Cobain)

This is extremely preachy. I think everything you put in here, we all already know. It was written well, but it was trying to make a point that has already been made.

on Jan. 19 2014 at 12:52 pm
rainbowwriter SILVER, Teaneck, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 12 comments
I love this poem because it brings a new argument to the stand which was very much needed. However, I do think that we should recognize the progress this country has made over the years, since some of the examples provided in this article are from years ago. But other than that, great and wonderful point. Just sticking up for my country :)

JosiSunny GOLD said...
on Jan. 16 2014 at 1:11 pm
JosiSunny GOLD, Lehi, Utah
17 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual weirdness and call it LOVE."
-Dr. Seuss

Our country is messed up. Falling down. Thank you for making this awareness, even if some people didn't read it because they are too dumb to recognize the world they live in is corrupted. You are awesome

on Dec. 5 2013 at 1:12 pm
swee1mrstarman BRONZE, Friendship, Maine
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Wars come and go but my solders stay eternal (tupac)

This is a great poem I really connected when I read this article your an amassing writer very expressive thank you

on Apr. 15 2013 at 12:10 pm
saracouturier SILVER, Sault Ste Marie, Other
5 articles 0 photos 14 comments
I really like your poem! I am new on this site and would really appreciate it if you could look at some of my work! Thanks if you do!

on Mar. 17 2013 at 1:41 am
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

So true! I love it!

on Mar. 9 2013 at 3:28 pm
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
60 articles 0 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

wow this is so true!!! and i got past the second line

on Mar. 9 2013 at 11:15 am
MateoMansillaMoya GOLD, Reynosa, Other
18 articles 11 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.

That is quite right!

on Jan. 8 2013 at 1:57 pm
ZephyrPunk PLATINUM, Richmond, Ohio
27 articles 10 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The color yellow does not belong in this universe." - me
"Neninem pecunia divitem fecit " - Seneca

Nice, so tue

SnowSparks said...
on Nov. 29 2012 at 7:07 pm
Hi , I wanted to use your poem for my debate class in an oral interpretation (acting this out) . One of the required things is to give credit to the author but your name isn't posted. Can you email me or respond with your full name ? I won't use it for any other purpose than for school .

AvaJay GOLD said...
on Nov. 3 2012 at 11:18 am
AvaJay GOLD, Spokane, Washington
13 articles 4 photos 184 comments

Favorite Quote:
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not pray for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
~ Tagore

Okay great! Thanks so much!

on Nov. 2 2012 at 6:23 pm
icefaerie10111 GOLD, Exeter, Rhode Island
12 articles 8 photos 25 comments
Of course, go right ahead ^^


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