I have a young friend in need
In need of direction and suggestion
I do have years and experience to share
but should I tell her how I really feel?
should I tell her how I learned to have hope?
how I learned to care and value my life?
I had to believe the American lie
that we are a good Country and we mean no harm
that we have come a long way and things are going
to get better, but in truth, I fear the future
I fear the past and the present as well
If we cannot even admit our past how can we
believe in a future told by masks and hypocrites
Even the oppressed learn to be the oppressors
Does anyone really know whats really going on
Does anyone really know the truth behind the politicians?
because I sure as hell don’t
So all I can do is try to believe what I feel is a lie
As a counselor, I cannot pass negativity and paranoia
so I digest my immediate surroundings and do not try
to read the fine print…