Poem of the Day: You Americans

You Americans

You may use the term

-       “You Americans”

if you like

But I must tell you

the credibility of your logic

decreases by half

Like when I hear the unevolved say

-       “You people”

Substitute

your country’s name

your heritage name

or

your sex

in the sentence

“You Africans always…”

“You Chinese just think you’re…”

“You women can’t stop…”

However if it rings

“You Americans always…are so hospitable.”

“You Americans are just…hilarious.”

“You Americans can’t…keep making me laugh like this.”

Then continue voicing your thoughts

But if you are sour inside

And want to make a global point

Run the sentence in your head first

And think

Then maybe your logic will be heard

And not dismissed

by the ancient art of profiling

Making your credibility increase by half

Or

maybe you just shouldn’t drink so much in public

Poem fom The Modern American Gypsy available this summer on interpunk.com or by me on this summers Warped Tour festival.

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