The Way Things Are

March 1, 2011
There is acid
In our raindrops,
Poverty in our cities,
And “fake” printed
On every tabloid
In this nation.

There are cigarette butts
Abandoned among grass blades
And embedded in sidewalks.

Unpaid bills
Collecting on counters
Starving stomachs,
Thirsty lips,
Broken hearts,
And tear-stained faces.

Our futures may be uncertain;
Our past inconsistent

But there is a tomorrow
Endless shades of red, white, and blue
Pride caramelized in our eyes,
Determination written on our palms,
And soul in our every step.

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Angelica H. said...
May 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm
This is really good. You write about things that are important.
overachiever-writing replied...
May 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm
Thanks, in today's world so much matters and we need people to write or speak about it, especially young people
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