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Rubbed the Wrong Way



We always gotta give America
her ego massage
Put cucumber visions in her eyes,
gentle finger her a comforting mirage
Lady Liberty likes you to give her
a righteous back rub
Tell her how beautiful she looks,
and how much
she adored and loved
While her children gives your children
the Ugly American hate snub
Telling them to go back to their dung holes,
for they all be deplorable beetle bugs
But the ones she truly shuns
are the bastard black raisins in the sun
Those dark sardines who were tightly packed 
in a dungeon cargo hold
on a profiteering, merchant slaver run
We always get rubbed the wrong way
We always labor overtime with low pay
We always get the smiley eyes and empty wage raise
We get the hollow words and the vacuous handshake
We receive the taser kiss on the face
We get the welcoming police bullet embrace
We receive the penitentiary guest place
We get the bare minimum assistance everyday
We always get rubbed the wrong way
We get the promise salt rubbed in our wounds,
from 400 lashes of yearly neglect
Which is the cruelest massage one could ever get

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/6/2018 7:00:00 PM
You are a master word-player, Freddie. Kudos!
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