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Cracked Emotions

We walk on eggshells
Tiptoeing through bars
Pronouncing each and every vowel
Dotting our I’s and crossing those T’s
Otherwise someone might become accusatory

Yes, we are living in an unfair society
Yes, freedom isn’t free
But not every symbol is a direct sign of hate
There are several ways to look at everything
Some see the American flag as a symbol of hope
A reminder of those who fought to protect our rights
While others choose to look at is as a reminder of the rights
that so many people are refused

My question is this:
Should we not still honor those that died,
so that we can openly protest?
Someone asked me recently whose side I’m on.
Sighing, I said, “I’m pro-human! Everybody’s equal.”

 

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