Before Us

The expectations are set,

before we even come into the world.

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We see things as a threat,

before we know what flag they hold.

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We refuse to accept everyone,

before we get to know them.

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Our load is a hefty ton,

before we’ve grown like a stem.

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We are expected to fight a war,

before we can decide if it’s right.

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We are sent out on a tour,

before we know how to fight.

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We are put into a situation,

before we can even fuss.

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We were looked down on by the nation,

before there was even us.

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