We Said No

Tears roll down my face

We’ve resorted to our worst instincts

I am lost in my own land

Can’t reconcile with what we have done

I can’t do anything

I don’t have the answers

I just feel like this isn’t it

Can’t believe what we have become

The tired, the hungry, the weak — they need us, they need the world

We said never again

We said we would learn

We said we would do whatever it took the next time around

Instead we build the walls, burn the bridges, ignore the obvious calls

We say it’s not our problem

We say they’re not coming for us

We say we are protecting ourselves

We say they’re evil

We say we can’t risk it

We say we can’t do it

We say — — leave it over there

We say In God We Trust

We say this is temporary…

We said we would learn

We said “How could we have know it was that bad?”

We said someone should have done something

We said no

We said no

We said no

We said no

We said no

We said no….