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This is America, Know your name.

Iverson Taylor Smith 2004 (Oregon)

We’ve created connections through our society.
We’ve created our own reflection through personal rejection.
We’ve created love through affection.
This life we live is beautiful
We have our own skin, our very own complexion
We have our own thoughts we express through projection.
We live in a world,
Taught that we must be the product of perfection.
But beauty in reality is imperfection.
What is perception?
What we think, and what we do is part of who we are.
But what about those who don’t have a choice.
Who were born without a voice.
What do they perceive?
What do they believe?
Perception varies through the life we’ve received.
What we’ve been given.
But as a society we’ve made this the guidelines for division.
Just look at our women.
Our nation is obsessed
With stress.
Who would’ve guessed
Those stars meant to be blessed
Would turn to the means of a protest.
just look at these chains,
Because we all wanted was
to be treated the same.
This is America, Know your name.
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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
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