We've grown up
being told that we can become anything.
But the white lies turn into
the darkness that consumes you.
Because once your hopes get high enough,
they come crashing down and
they can't come back up.
Growing up shows you
that your skin color defines you.
And that your slanted eyes
make people fearful of how you drive.
The stereotypes become the
balls and chains that hold you down
and make sure that you can't move.
And the glass ceiling,
is almost impossible to break through.
Because society's views are this way one day
and another the next.
this is no longer "America the Great"
or "Land of the Free"
because it's never been about
The white man has always had
the "leg up" in life.
Making Native Americans leave their land
and forcing the African Americans
to be their working hands.
And women have always
been seen as lesser than men.
Because they want love and affection but
get raped with no justification instead.
But there's no way to make
America be great again because
it was never "great",
not even when we began.