Jun 14
poem 0 comments challenge: Pledge

An Open Letter to a Broken System:

We the People of the United States,
in Order to form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice,
insure domestic tranquility,
provide for the common defense,
promote the general Welfare,
and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves
and our Posterity,
do ordain and establish
this Constitution for the United States of America.

We are seeking to make America one nation,
Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
It's more difficult today
because we are struggling now for genuine equality
It is much easier to integrate a public park
than it is to make genuine, quality,
integrated education a reality.
And so today we are struggling for something
which says we demand genuine equality.

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,
except as a punishment for crime
whereof the party shall have been duly convicted,
shall exist within the United States,
or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Five score years ago,
a great American, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
But one hundred years later,
the Negro still is not free. 
One hundred years later,
the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled
by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.
One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty
in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity

We the people of the United states 
write to you now 
begging for change.