Marcquiese Burrell

Gold Star - 9,334 Points (2/21/1987 / Baltimore, MD)

This Is The World - Poem by Marcquiese Burrell

In america we recognize
the pride within our hearts
For we have been terrorized
the loss of many, provides us grief,
that shall not break our world apart
America, land of the free
We stand and fight for our country
we come together with differences aside
to keep america, the beautiful, alive

America, in it's history, upheld grace
Until darkness settled placing a great burden
the misguided made the decision to embrace
different forms of hate, the progression of it worsened
This is what became the reality
Life filled with sorrow with no hope for tomorrow
Those who've struggled found a road they could follow
it's the same script with a different cast

America, How beautiful, full of diversity
Togetherness, Should be the goal we're after
Not in times of great stress or adversity
Hear the rhythm in your heart, the perfect rapture?
if justice is for all, where is the equality
Don't deny one of their humanity
Sincere ignorance gives strength towards liberty
Eradicate the cause of your hearts poverty

Contrary to belief, america has been deceived
Robbed of it's identity
everything taught to be believed
without an issued apology
A man had put a chain around the ankle of her foot
with the other end fastened around her neck
America struggles but is making progress
to rediscover her origins before being suppressed


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  • John Hardesty (7/14/2013 12:37:00 PM)


    Spoken like true Frenchman! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 17, 2013


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