from oppressive governments
They paint the picture,
the picture of
Is that reality?
Are we granted what they promised,
or is it a TRAP?
trapped again by
an oppressive government,
that calls you a thug for fighting for your rights
but fine people when you refuse to wear a mask.
The discrimination you face when you speak your native tongue;
"It's America speak English"
Is that Freedom?
False stereotypes promoted as if they were to be true,
targeted & harmed by the system meant to keep you safe,
Is this equality?
The picture painted is not the reality.
The things we escape to be trapped again by them.
It's an endless cycle that is blinded by the false image.
Sheyla Almanzar Abreu ‘24 (BHSEC Queens)
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