Borders Versus Barriers
Birds don’t know – nor the winds slow
Animals big and small go to and fro
Seeds, bugs, and germs pass through
As do men some who carry contraband
For the many willing buying drugs.
Are sellers more wrong than buyers?
Others pass to get low pay, hard dirty jobs
That many will not take such demeaning jobs.
Are poor workers wrong or greedy bosses?
Only men know these drawn blue lines, that
Determines what belongs to one not others,
Who gets or pays – it works both ways.
If one side builds high walls on the lines,
And create other obstacles to keep out
Drugs, poor workers, and all who
Do not look or pray like them, will
It also keep out those who contribute, even
Where the “Deer and antelope play?”
Wait just a minute, aren’t these the very lands
Stolen from the original Americans, and
Lands taken by force from the Mexicans
That made many families very very rich
By working slaves from African and
Poor immigrants who came for work with
Dirty coal, hot steal and muddy ditches?
Do you thinks it’s all OK?
That being White makes it Right?
Does it really?
Remember Ronald Reagan Said,
“Tear down this Wall”