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That's My Home

May Erlewine
Language: English


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2019

May Erlewine


Dear Mr. President,

I am having a hard time.
Have I misunderstood something?
I thought it was your job to care for all of the people that call this country their home.
This is our home.
This is serious.
I take this seriously.

This is my home.
This is his home.
This is her home.
This is their home.
This is our home.
No matter where we were born.
No matter how long we’ve been here.
No matter what language we speak.
No matter what body we were born into.
No matter how we live or who we love.
No matter what it says at the bottom of the bank statement.
No matter what political party we affiliate with.
This is our home.

And I thought it was your job to take care of ALL of us.

I thought it was your job to continue to repair the hate and violence of our history and lift us up into a better future, a stronger country, an intelligent country.

You are not leading. I was taught that respect and decency should be the foundation of any leadership. I have never felt so wounded and ashamed to be connected to our president.

Your carelessness and pride have blinded you.
It is clear to anyone who chooses to look.

You have become another painful stitch in the devastating tapestry that is our flag.

I will not blindly pledge allegiance to a leader that dishonors the people.
I will not let my voice be drowned out by the overwhelming ocean of corruption.
I will rise from the careless flames of your actions,
And I will demand more from our leadership.
We the people, every one of us, deserve it.

Sincerely,

May Erlewine
Looking for a reason
Why you do the things you do
You know you tear me right in two
You do
And it's like treason
Trespassing on my dreams
The little fragile ones I've seen
Come true

Cause that's my heart
That's my heart
That's my heart
You're setting on fire
That's my home
You're burning
That's my future
Dancing on a wire
On fire

If there's an answer
Then I have yet to see
What all of this will be
In the end
I was a dancer
Now I'm struggling to move
But I will rise
I will break through
And move again
Cause that's my heart
That's my heart
That's my heart
You're setting on fire
That's my home
You're burning
That's my future
Dancing on a wire
On fire

If there's a way
Then I will seek out every turn
Just to keep from getting burned
By the flame
Bot to say
That the path ahead is easy
I know change is hard to see
Through the blaze

But that's my heart
That's my heart
That's my heart
You're setting on fire
That's my home
You're burning
That's my future
Dancing on a wire
On fire
Yeah that's my heart
That's my heart
That's my heart
You're setting on fire
That's my home
You're burning
My daughter's future
Dancing on a wire
On fire
That's my home you're burning down

2020/9/14 - 21:54



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