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i pledged allegiance

i pledged allegiance to my flag
crying when young men
were sent to viet nam
many returned in body bags
i watched martin luther king,
malcolm X and john kennedy
in reverence
each fighting the racist bastards
in their own way
i marched with my friends
both black and white
had sit-ins and cried for those hauled away
for no reason at all
i thought times were a-changing
yet…how much has changed
an iraqi war of no meaning
a president who lied
again…young men carried home
in body bags
again…i cried
finally…a president of intellect
and a bright vision
with a beautiful smile
left to fix a country dying
but again ignorance prevails
racism peeks out through every crevice
the extreme right hates in the name of jesus
racism still exists at every twist and turn
legacies of ignorance passed from parent to child
i just want to know
when will i finally smile

i pledged allegiance

i pledged allegiance

Sally Omar

Joined January 2008

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