Tides of Change

This is the time that we’ve all been waiting for
 Every life-form upon these lands and in our seas
 The world has cried enough now
 America has had enough now
 We have hidden from our destinies
 We have cast blame and suppressed our shame
 We’ve called names and killed for our belligerence
 All while knowing deep down our needs
 This is the day the world’s been yearning for
 The night has ended, and we’ve survived
 Though many with us have died along the way
 For the cause for which we now rise to claim
 America, the bully no more
 America, a kind and noble sibling
 America, acknowledges its crimes now
 America, repents and serves
 Stand with us now, world, and forgive us
 We knew not what we did
 Although we learned the truth eventually
 And now we’re here to make it right
 To make the world right again
 To let the world breathe again
 To set our people free again
 To be fully reborn again

Originally published at Andrew L. Hicks.