Mourning

There was a newspaper headline a few days ago

‘America Is Weeping’

All I could think was

So you chose to join the party?

 

We have been weeping for a long, long time.

 

Think of the Documented Dead

Now think of all those

Whose stories will never be told

‘America is Weeping’ they said

 

They forget

America’s foundation was mixed

With tears

And blood

And the crushed bone

Of all those who just wanted to live free

Who just wanted to live

 

We have always been weeping

We have always been screaming

 

The question is

Why haven’t you been listening?

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
My country
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