Tuesday, September 16, 2008

if i am silent

I have no right to complain
when the polar bears are gone
when the refuge is spoiled
when women can't choose
when fiction replaces science
when unjust wars continue
when torture is allowed
when families can't pay for illness
when bridges aren't repaired
when sea levels rise

I want my country back
I want to be proud
I want to say we did the right thing
I want to be a better person
living in a just nation
I want to tell you
please vote for Barack



corinne said...

very inspirational ... your poem ... the video ... thanks for posting a positive message ... it's so easy to get depressed during this election.

Tapia said...

Yes. This is it. Thank you for saying what so many of us were thinking, but hadn't found the words for.

Diana said...

Goosebumps & tears.

Thank you

cranberry said...

That is deep and brave.

We Europeans are cheering for Barack to be elected, too.

Anonymous said...

Yes we can! Thanks, bikegirl.

Anonymous said...

Sis, you couldn't have said it better. Thanks for putting my thoughts into words.