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Dear America VII

Updated: Mar 31, 2021

Aerial view of Grand Canyon Horseshoe River
Photo by Tom Gainor on Unsplash

The lies our neighbors unearth,

we share with friends like us

We fight about who matters

and abandon common trust

We’re nowhere near United,

we've got a long, long way to go

but let’s fight for needs in common

it’s the only way we grow

It's time we figured out

the common needs we can fulfill

Rich or poor or middle class,

our needs are similar still

Is it greed that we need?

Or do we need to have enough?

Do we need hope and love and empathy

or do we get that from having more stuff?

Do we need the chance to make a living

and provide for our families?

Or do we need grabbing all that we can get

while others pray for these?

Do we need to see humanity

in every woman, child and man?

Or do we need to sneer

Do we need democracy

made better through the years?

Or some other ocracy

that will cleanse our sins & tears?

Do we need the kind of power

to do whatever the hell we please?

Or do we use the power we have

to lift the downtrodden off their knees?

We control the narrative

now more than it’s ever been

A habit forms in 30 days,

each day’s practice syncs it in

So, before you say it, ask yourself,

“Am I saying this to build him up?”

Before you do it, self reflect,

“Am I doing this to fill her cup?”

Say “Thank You” and really mean it

every morning as you wake up

Ask “What’s my purpose?”

till you no longer have to make up

reasons why you hate yourself.

Then live on purpose, don’t break up

commit to let love take us up

to a better USA

learning to love all of itself.

Can I count on you to practice this

for 30 days and then

You’ll speak love, do love, live love

and that’s the only way we’ll win!

So since we've tried so many things

except the habit above

Let's use our power to unify

and start asking "How Bout Love"

Join us on this journey to a better America

Be inspired and reminded to create a more perfect union

Follow us on Instagram: @abetterYOUsa

*March 31, 2021 added link to "who failed at their plan"

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