And You Call This Freedom



What's happening to our water
What's happening in our skies,
We're poisoning our own children
Above our heads drones fly
What happened to our privacy
It's many years gone by
The Information Highways'
costing our children's lives
We were told it was a good thing
connection around the globe
It would make things much much better
That's the lie that we were told
Why is there so much hatred
people dying in the streets
What's going on? Are our children safe?
No wonder we can't sleep
A pill for this, a pill for that
Makes you a nervous wreck
We're drowning in the bull____
Goverment's saying , What the heck?
Too much hip-hop music, plastic surgery
cyber games and such
I'm thinking back to better days
'Cause this is much too much
All of these negatives are the new sensation
No wonder others speak of America
with such condemnation.
Our media's broadcasting only horror stories,
The rich are swallowing up everything
And flaunting all their glories.
The Greatest country in the world
with all It"s wealth and fame
is sinking to an awful low
We should Really be ashamed
I

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Focusing on the perils that we are now facing

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Written on July 15, 2021

Submitted by alison9993 on August 23, 2021

Modified by alison9993 on August 27, 2021

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Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 35

ALISON VARRIE JONES

Alison has been writing poetry and songs since her first copyright in 1989. The lyrics have been used in slam poetry, rap songs, and spoken word. Her love for the culture and discontentment with current events drives her passion for true expression. more…

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