Jan 12

Letter to an Immigrant

Welcome to the United States
Though we are far from unity
We will force our ideas into your brain
And make you forget yourself.

Welcome to the United States
You will be picked on and expected to be silent
No one will shed a tear for you.

Welcome to the United States
Where our senators talk all day to get their way
And we watch people get elected who we all hate.

Welcome to the United States
Which won’t want to let you in
And might kill you
Or send you away to an awful death.

Welcome to the United States
Where you’ll be thought of as less
Because of how you might look 
We claim to be over discrimination 
But nope!

Welcome to the United States
Where woman have to work for equal opportunities 
And people with different skin color have to earn respect
That white men have and some don’t deserve.

Welcome to the United States
Where our president tweets and his aides have to fix it
And his charities feed himself
And no one cares enough to stop him.

Welcome to the United States
Good luck.


 
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