“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ― Plato
I’m just an artist.
A poet, a writer, a singer
Just a girl with an insane lifelong dream.
Who’s just trying to find her place in a world
Where the future is hard to see.
Where every news broadcast and internet feed is
Filled with the same story:
Cruelty, Violence, Mockery… repeat.
I can’t voice an opinion without criticism
Can’t debate without being shot down
Because I am told that unless I voted I don’t have a right
My first amendment has been taken away from me.
I’m just a student,
Who is trying to understand
The concept between right and wrong.
While I’m being told that kindness and compassion is the right thing
As we sit back and watch thousands of people die because
We can’t trust them enough to let them into our country.
That the starving child who carries only a doll
Or the tired mother who lost her baby
Or the wounded elderly
Might, potentially threaten our home
Because they lost theirs.
Yet at the same time
Inside our own boarders
Properties are being damaged,
People are fighting their neighbors,
Communities gunned down
All because we can’t agree.
And god forbid if your
Black or white
Muslim or Christian
Man, or Female
Democrat or Republican
Apart of the LGBTQ Community
Because women are losing their rights,
Minorities are losing their freedom
Children are losing their lives
America’s not what it used to be,
But, I’m just a girl
Just a student
Too young to truly understand, right