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The World You Want To Own

Alone, on an island, in the middle of the sea  
Not a soul around, only person here is me  
The world is strange, had to get away  
People bullying everyone, just to get their way  

You want a nation of people who think just like you?  
Toting a Bible, wrapped in red, white, and blue  
You want a nation we left in 1955  
Before most our nation's citizen were alive  
You want subservient women who know their place  
And people of color that know their race  
Facts and science just get in the way  
Ancient dogma is where you want to play  

In a swirl of color, people from everywhere  
Dreaming of America, who just want to share  
I see boats on the horizon, of others just like me  
Others who want to be with us, yearning to be free  
 
A realization, it's not me that needs an island
--it's you  
Welcoming of people who think like you do  
And if that's truly the world you want to own  
Feel free to spend the rest of your time alone
TimWombles
Written by TimWombles
Published | Edited 24th Jan 2021
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