Theme: America

The Trouble with America

It was a huge dispute they came from
The Pilgrims came in 1620 to America to live
Away from folks across the pond i.e. England
And formed the United States of America
They wanted their religious freedom
They never tried the take and give
That was something they never understand
They never got the memorandum

Slaves came from Africa to work in their plantations
Then they eventually freed them in a kind of way
But they reinforced their patriotism with segregation
Today blacks are still treated like second-class citizens
They’re still not getting the deserved representations
Dr. Martin Luther King died saying it would come one day
He had a dream blacks would get full emancipation
And would become real Americans and not denizens

Before slavery they had to do all the work
But they had many natural resources
And perseverance saw them through rough times
Yet they still crow about the Wild West man!
It wasn’t all play the work they couldn’t shirk
They used the Negroes like work-horses
Black men used to fight the yellow man
After they grabbed the land from the red man

Uncle Sam became very strong and mighty
Went around the world putting out fires
Those who lit the matches got burned
They forced others to embrace democracy
Their intentions were not based on honesty
Then you cannot fight City Hall squires
But from history they never learned
And they ended in a land of plutocracy

In the 21st century to the land of power spree
Money to throw away give to friends and to burn
They took until they emptied the coffers
The banks and the stockbrokers fleeced the poor
They called it a financial collapse with glee
The rich getting richer with money they never earn
Dubbed just a bunch of thieves and pilferers
Storing it abroad offshore after some sly detour

The kids are bombarded with social networks
Commercials trending with fashion and easy wealth
Music and games all trying to be the next star
Neglecting the three R's and forgo their education 
And most of the dumb members are real jerks
Although some conning it all under skillful stealth
And all want the blonde and the fast car
Eventually to be left with a deep loss of rejection

Many can’t count unless they get a calculator
Many can’t spell so they can’t write
Many can’t sing so they resort to that rap claptrap
These are fruits of the Baby Boomers who have failed
If they can’t be a teacher, they’ll be the janitor
Raising a family would not be light
Should’ve listened to good music turned off the crap
And experts telling how easily anything can be nailed

Many are today asking where are they now
Most whites can trace their ancestry
Prejudice is ingrained on both sides
How many blacks you see having a white wife?
Stop hiding your heads in the sand like a cow
Their strains come all the way from slavery
Some have thin and some have tough hides
And it's erupted now and again in American life


More By  :  Naraine (Norman) Datt

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