A Call to Action
Running from terror
Only to find themselves stuck in cages
Searching for love
Met with hatred
Surrounded by foreign faces
Willing to work to pave the way
Those in power won’t open the gates
Families divided across the states
Hoping and praying for better days
Will us American people come to their aid
Have our once freed land become
A fascist state?
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