kendall thomas


An American Prayer


I’m gonna kill, rape and plunder
cause I do what I’m told to do.
My government would never lie,
so I do what I’m told to do.

There are little, brown people
who want to hurt me and you;
so I kill, rape and plunder
and do what I’m told to do.

Well, I kill, rape and plunder
so the rich get what they’re due.
I shut my ears to the screams
of the children that I've slew.

Well, they’re just godless heathens
who don’t believe in good like me and you;
It’s alright to kill’em
before they kill me and you.

They hate us for our freedoms-
not because we bomb them night and day
or starve them into submission-
it’s our Christian duty that we slay.

And so I kill, rape and plunder
and do what I’m told to do
cause I’m a loyal American
and I do what God tells me to.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (An American Prayer by kendall thomas )

Enter the verification code :

  • Marie Bliss (3/2/2010 2:42:00 AM)

    shock factor extraordinare, but i get your message. My hope is that people are not that mindless that they put their power in the hands of anyone but themselves and their own concience. (Report) Reply

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (2/17/2010 9:44:00 PM)

    but why? ? ? ? God doesn't command us to do bad things... it's not our Christian duty. anyway, i don't want my comment to be biased... looking at the poem itself, on how it was made, you have expressed it... but of course i hate the message.

    please don't be offended... i don't mean to. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson

239

"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!
The Apple on the Tree—
Provided it do hopeless—hang—
That—"Heaven" is—to Me!

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet John Burroughs

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]