America Was Already Great

Greatness does not come from fear.

Greatness does not come from

Shoving others to the ground

Like a bully in the schoolyard,

Who thinks fair is only fair

If he doesn’t have to share.

 

Greatness does not come from hate.

Greatness does not come from

Pointing a finger

And blaming someone else

For their skin

For their sex

For their scars.

 

Greatness does not come from ignorance.

Greatness does not come from

Ignoring progress that has been made.

Not quickly enough,

Because the timeline is never quick

Enough when it comes to equality.

But one by one

We add check marks to that list.

It gets longer each time we look,

But we take a deep breath

And keep trying.

 

Greatness does not come from obedience.

Greatness does not come from

Telling people to sit down

And accept the status quo.

If it did, all countries could be great,

But there are countries that let fear reign

And those are the countries that need to be made great again.

But not America.

We are growing,

We are changing,

We are getting closer

Step by step.

 

Greatness does not come from fear.

Greatness does not come from hate.

Greatness does not come from ignorance.

Greatness does not from from obedience.

Greatness comes from

Being scared and trying anyway.

America doesn’t need to be made great again,

Because America was already great.

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