So, You Want To Be An American Citizen?

So You Want to be a Citizen?

citizen

Stand in line and do the time

The legal way to join the nation

Fill out the forms, learn the norms

Learn the language and the customs

Obey our laws, mind your paws

Our children aren’t yours for the taking

Fly our flag, don’t let it drag

Put away your former nation

It takes some discipline to become a citizen

Keep your culture but learn ours too

Don’t be a snob and get a job

It’s a place of unlimited opportunity

We have our rules, we have our schools

Nothing changes because you’re here

We haven’t snapped, you must adapt

Embrace a new way of living

We’re a beacon with religious freedom

Don’t try to change our way of thinking

We take pause to foreign laws

It’s America, not the United Nations

If you want to pray throughout the day

Don’t demand a special building

No secret cards or checkpoints guards

Travel free across the land

Leave your hate at the southern gate

Learn to live with different people

Don’t buck the order and cross the border

It’s called a crime against the nation

If you overstay, they’ll come a day

When ICE comes knocking at your door

You think it’s cool to break the rules

We’ll reward you with a deportation

Home of the brave, if you behave

And all the freedoms we enjoy

We welcome you to our barbeque

Have a burger or a dog

Meet the neighbors, read the papers

Buy some red and white and blue

Take the chance; when you advance

You’ll find the Green Card benefits

We might seem broken, but doors are open

To those who wish to heed the rules

 

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.
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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

3 thoughts on “So, You Want To Be An American Citizen?

  • June 21, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    Awesome! Ralph, this poem should be posted at the southern border, at ALL of our borders. Well done, dear friend.

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  • June 21, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    Well said Ralph, we have the same problems here with illegal immigrants and also those who seemingly refuse to assimilate because of religion or culture. They must abide the host countries laws and culture in order to fit and be of worth as a citizen. Many do not, instead make ridiculous demands. My attitude is if they will not accept our way of life, then back from whence they came. Nice work my friend.

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  • June 22, 2018 at 5:28 AM
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    Perfect Ralph. At 1 point many of our own ancestors did it the right way. There are rules set on play do it the right way and you will be free to join us every day. Simple. Great piece my friend

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