What About We Don’t Forget?

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Forget about the Alamo.

What about the Arapaho?

 

Forget about the Civil War.

What about the need for more?

 

Forget about the stars and stripes.

What about the stripe that bites?

 

Forget about the three-fifths rule.

What about the vote, you fool?

 

Forget about the constitution.

What about our destitution?

 

Forget about our tainted food.

What about our lust for crude?

 

Forget about the brave and free.

What about the bombs you see?

 

Forget about how bad you lie.

What about your reasons why?

 

Forget about the maimed and dead.

What about the ones who’ve fled?

 

Forget about the call for peace.

What about corrupt police?

 

Forget about the military.

What about a sanctuary?

 

Forget about the middle class.

What about the corporate ass?

 

Forget about incarceration.

What about an education?

 

Forget about the nation’s debt.

What about the homeless vet?

 

Forget about the golden arches.

What about the protest marches?

 

Forget about atrocities.

What about democracies?

 

Forget about a Ponzi scheme.

What about al-Qaeda’s team?

 

Forget about a missile launch.

What about the wounds we staunch?

 

Forget about a global threat.

What about a child’s neglect?

 

Forget about the global bank.

What about our earnings shrank?

 

Forget about the wars we’ve fought.

What about the truth is taught?

 

Forget about what’s yours is mine.

What about we draw the line?

 

Forget about the poor who struggle.

What about the arms we smuggle?

 

Forget about the isolated.

What about we stop the hatred?

 

Forget about what we regret.

What about we don’t forget?

 

 

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2013 Shelby I. Courtland

 

 

 

 

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