But You’re America. A Poem.

But You’re America. 

But you’re America.
But you’re America.
You have the power to alleviate all pain.
But you’re America.
You choose to be greedy and selfish.
Because you’re America.
You laugh and mock when people ask you to be kind.
Because you’re America.
You refuse to improve and change.
Because you’re America.
You forget your promises and never honor your word.
But you’re America.
You think it doesn’t matter.
Because you’re America.
You think you have a blank check to destroy, the world.
Because you’re America.
You live without a conception of history.
But you’re America.
Because you’re America.
You teach White people to be narrow-minded.
Because they too are America.
You allow White people to continue corrupting you.
Because you are both America.
Because you’re America.
You bring disgrace.
But you’re America.
America doesn’t care.
Because you’re America.

 

Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda