General Poetry posted June 12, 2018


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A personal plea for the rights of all.

So We Can Live!

We, the people, right or wrong!
We, the people, weak or strong!
We, the people, hear our song!
So we can live!

In this country built on Grace
not on wealth or power or race
and where all should have a place
and a right to state his case!
So we can live!

Save our land and save our seas!
Save our air so we can breathe!
Save programs that give us ease!
If you like, we will say, 'Please!'
So we can live!

Politicians 'on the take!'
Our Daily News mostly fake!
Life is not a piece of cake!
Tell the truth for goodness sake!
So we can live!

Immigrants cannot get in!
Send them back to where they've been?
Are crying children a sin?
Help them fight and help them win!
So we can live!

See our orphans how they cry?
See our widows how they die?
They need help they cannot buy!
This is true - we do not lie!
So we can live!

See the homeless on the street?
See the poor who need to eat?
See the sick we cannot treat?
Change this system, we can't beat!
So we can live!

We, the people, right or wrong!
We, the people, weak or strong!
We, the people, hear our song!
So we can live!


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