Thee American Way

by L.C. Johnson

I never dreamed 
About being no doctor or lawyer
They never taught Langston Hughes
But I read Tom Sawyer
They say liberty for all
But justice for who
The U.S. Constitution 
Only applies to you
Let's talk about the line 
All men are created equal
At that time we were slaves
So what, we wasn't people
The world is a cold place
The great white race
We're culturally divided
But named the United States
With no voice in this country
Uneducated -n- Po
Old Abraham Lincoln 
Enlisted us foe woe
With the promise of freedom
If we defeated the south
Economic control 
Is what the war was about
Not the mental anguish
Suffered from broken families
Grown men lashed with whips 
And strung up on trees
Forty acres and a mule
That we never received
All these painful memories
Done made us fatigued
See it's all about the money
Thee American way
The same issues we face
Here and now today

Thee American Way by L.C. Johnson

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