Shattered, she walked across the desert sand.
All she wanted was a safe place to land.
She had her child beside her
And she prayed they would endure
The violence they encountered
And the screams they had heard.
She kept her child protected,
Who had never been neglected.
She held her daughter deep within her heart.
They had never been apart.
They were seeking food to eat
In the midst of summer’s heat.
She saw a line of migrants ahead
And followed them and put her child to bed.
She sat and talked with them by the fire.
They all shared a dream and the desire,
To find a land where they could all live free
And have a wondrous destiny.
She walked until her shoes
Left blisters and a bruise,
But it was worth what it took
To climb the hill and look.
She saw the USA in the morning light
And said, “we’re going to be alright.”
She went to the guard at the border’s gate.
She and her child had to stand and wait.
Someone came and took her child away.
They told her she could see her in a day.
She held her fears deep within her breast
And hoped, for her daughter, what was best.
A year went by and still
The news made her ill.
Her daughter in a cage
Brought forth a mother’s rage.
The “great” USA
Is filled with decay.