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Between First and Third

July 6, 2010

Red, white, and blue
Colors of my former country
Pump through my veins
Allegiance to my new country

Independence from oppression
Freedom from depression
Bound to liberty
Shackled to opportunity

Legal immigrant
Flag unfurled
Now American citizen
Flag waving

Paradise lost
House abandoned
Currency gained
Home retained

Little life
Tiny cries
Never knowing
Stench of death

Baby powder scent
Not burning bodies
Bustling industry
Not stagnant water

First-world comforts
With third-world mind
First-world country
Leaves third world behind

God bless America
Land I now love
Hope for prosperity
Through tenacity

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