The sign that I would want to hold up and the protest that I would want to lead
Is the one saying \we should love "everybody" and help "everyone in need"
It isn't just about one specific group or about one specific crowd or creed
What about your ailing brothers and sisters..your neighbors who also plead?
Some spend so much time on the yapping about the foreigner and the immigrant
Yet never notice their own sister or brother or their fellow americans: get the hint
There is that right to own a home; to have shelter and to have some food
But this right should be for everybody; and not just those stomping on the hood
Why is it we will rant and fuss; and rage over the process of being free
But never will make a whimper over the passport we apply for and need?
We like to hoot and howl and say that everyone should have their rights;
But what about the ordinary American, who is homeless day and nights???
People are walking our streets: who were born here so true and so free
Who is holding a sign up for them, saying: "let's feed them all : you and me?"
We have a cafeteria style of mentality; a pick and choose kind of mind
We will all help the foreigner get in here; but not the homeless man or woman we find....
There are people of our very own nation: there are widows and widowers galore
Who haven't enough money for groceries, yep, we have our very own poor
Yet we act like we're so caring and so loving, because we let "the others" come in;
But haven't we so many people we're neglecting and avoiding like they are sin...?
It's not that I don't care for and love the foreigner; the immigrant who's coming in;
But want us all to start really loving everybody and everyone who is here.. "within"
Too many are the poor and the neglected, who are already here "supposedly free"
If you are really so sincere about loving: what about loving each person you see?