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Sunset Poppies

To the ignorant idiots out there who should've realized sooner

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I'd like to start by saying

That it may appear I'm not involved .

Born and raised here, 

a "true" american, 

in a nice, rich, democratic city

where everyone thinks the same things

(in terms of politics, at least). 

 

People don't have prejudice when they look at me

If I curse, am rude, say something stupid, 

that's not applied to my mother

or father

or teachers

who look like I do.  

Who look white. 

 

But that doesn't mean that I don't see

what others like me are doing. 

It doesn't mean that I don't judge what some of you are doing. 

Sometimes I get it.

I hate it, 

but I've slipped up. 

I regret everyday. 

 

You say 

that the problem is other people, 

that "we are the good ones, 

that it's just those not right in the head

those ones from over the border

those ones who look different

those ones who love wrong

those ones who believe in a different version of god."

 

But what happens when you are

suddenly faced with the gripping realization

that laws are on people

not guns

on people

not tax bills

on people

not corporations

on people

just like you

who want to feed their families by leaving them behind forever

who want to have another chance

who are dreamers

who are hard-working

who look and sound and believe different

but are still people

 

Those laws aren't working. 

We've tried working on people, 

and it didn't work.

We don't need more laws to use on people. 

 

To anyone who's not convinced yet

think of this. 

What happens if a child, 

a son, lets say, 

doesn't like girls?

Doesn't believe in the kind of god you do?

Loves someone who doesn't look like everyone you know?

isn't "right in the head"?

You can't control the human condition. 

You can't control humans. 

 

If your son hates his life

making it  just peachy won't help. 

Pushing him might just push him

to guns, drugs, rape, hate, and more. 

And then what will you do

when your little boy

is on TV

shooting up a school full of innocent children. 

 

You don't have to listen to me. 

I'm just words on a screen.

But I'm really tired of my friends breaking down after class

because for them racism is present. 

I'm tired of listening to girls get harassed on the street

Because they wear less clothes

or more than most. 

 

They are on your side

the people you hate. 

Many voted for him too

not because they wanted to be deported

or harassed 

or worse. 

But because they wanted to 

"make america great again". 

They want jobs and food and better wages just like you. 

They thought only the "bad" would punished

that they were "good people". 

But the man they voted for punishes everyone. 

 

I hate to be that person, 

but to quote To Kill A Mockingbird, 

"I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks."(231)

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I don't know if this was PC or not. I hope so. Let me know if it wasn't. I just was kind of fed up with the way things have been going the past year and a quarter.  

 

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On 2/23/2018 at 8:29 PM, Sunset Poppies said:

I'm tired of listening to girls get harassed on the street

Because they wear less clothes

or more than most. 

holy crap, that hits hard. 

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God damn 

wow


what is life without love?

what is love without pain?

what is pain without suffering?

but is love suffering?

-Connor

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