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One Nation Torn

March 5, 2018
By NotGonnaSay GOLD, Richland, Oregon
NotGonnaSay GOLD, Richland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"I live for glitter, not you." - Mika

What use are we to you anymore?
To applaud our tired 9 to 5 hands for everything you do?
We see these perfect models of perfect people
Up in some grand white house
Getting inaugurated on a grand perfect day
And once, please just once
Let us see someone who understands the struggle of being dirt
Treated like dirt, poor as dirt and as tired as dirt
We can barely afford our water bill
While liars and thieves are getting top shelf drinks every single night
Where did the love go in this country?
It’s turned from one nation under god
To a measly one nation
Under dogs.

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on Sep. 13 2018 at 10:14 am
TobiasEliot DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." -Pablo Neruda

I love the last lines. Really powerful.

on Sep. 13 2018 at 8:19 am
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Wow, this a powerful, honest, and (sadly) a very true outlook on our nation. Terrific job!