Jun 21
poem 0 comments challenge: Pledge

Pledge Of Allegiance (feat. Gen Z backlash)

I pledge allegiance to the people of the world.
No, not that useless piece of fabric on a pole,
I mean flag.
I mean really? Red, blue and white make up
like less than a third of the rainbow.
Why not all colors?
And just stars? What happened to the moon
and all the plants and stardust?

And don't even get me started on all
the crap it's supposed to represent...
Freedom? Then how come over half of
the population had to fight for it while
white men had it handed over on a crystal dish?
Justice? You all say justice is blind, so why are
there so many young, black "drug dealers" in jail?
You do know white people are
more likely to be dealing drugs, right?

My heart hurts whenever I think of children
having to memorize these words.
These lies.
You think you ae teaching your
future marines and navy and armies.
But really...
By feeding these children lies,
lies they'll find out...
you are building young activists.

You, America, are digging your own grave.

About the Author: fire girl
" to choose to write is to reject silence" - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie