Sabrina ONeal

Rookie (7/19/1990 / Seguin, TX)

The Challenges Of Freedom - Poem by Sabrina ONeal

Here we, the Americans, live
in this envious land which
we claim as our alone
We shall not allow them to
cross our borders unless
they are approved to
Across that Grand river, they
want to be here with
us and our opportunities
Across that Grand river, they would
do anything to live a new
life among us as equals
A story of one man astounds us
when he passes those challenges
of Sierra, Magdolena, and Sonora
An amazing story of bravery while
nearly all others died in the
same journey he took
It was a great story everyone will
forget when those bucks of
green and white take him back
Who is it then that deserves this
freedom we take for granted?
Us or him?
Our greatest challenge was to
pass that driver's test, his
was to survive the desert
So a man who defeated it all does
Not deserve to live in the
home of the brave
When he crossed that desert,
that river, and treterous
mountain range?
Should we grant that freedom
he sought to achieve when
he fought and won it?
No, he must go back, here
he is unwanted yet
desperately needed
And once he steps across that line
on to the land he wanted to
leave, we'll instantly forget him.
Many will still try, many will still
fail yet those that don't fail
go back to that unwanted life
So, Americans, consider yourselves
lucky that you were born
already in the land of the free
Where you do not have to
take the challenges of
those dangerous three
Just to be taken away once you
cross that line so many others
tried to do yet failed
So, Americans, consider yourselves
lucky, that unlike that man
you were already born free.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 29, 2006

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