My American Brother

by reginadee2014

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My American Brother

Regina Puckett


With a jerk of the knee

You said you didn’t like me

Have we ever spoken or met?

Over there was close as we get

But you made up your mind

To be so unloving and unkind

So go ahead and decide to hate

Never knowing me will only be your fate

But I’m much better than you think

Even if hearts close faster than a blink

I’m not everything and sometimes much less

That others say I am – they only guess

They lump us all together into a weird stew

Until we simmer into a strange – tasteless brew

Until no one can tell me part from the other

A melting pot of hearts – my American brother