I WILL FIGHT
You say liberals are weak
Because we don’t like guns all over the place,
And we do fight with our words before our hands,
With information before fear,
With hope before hate…
But we withstand.
We are the nerds and artists who have taken more shit than you can dream of
And we protect our own.
I will fight
I will fight for my Muslim neighbor.
And I will fight for my immigrant brother in law
I will fight for friends and family who need heath care
and mental health care,
And fight for schools with new textbooks in every neighborhood everywhere.
I will fight for people who are disabled
And take up arms for veteran care
For the people who fought for me
And for black men in the crosshairs and single mothers, and survivors, and homeless people and criminals fresh out of prison starting from the first square.
Because this is not only a white nation, this is not only a Christian nation, this is not only a heterosexual nation, and this is not a nation only for the well to do.
This is not a nation just for you.
It never has been.
I still believe one thing I once thought upon we’d all agree
This nation and it’s people are free.
Our strength has always been diversity.
You can be you but this country is not yours personally
My fearful cousins,
I will fight you with my bare hands if you try to take the dream away from any person in this country,
Because this country is nothing but dreams
It is built on dreams and with dreams held tall
You can’t build a wall
around your own people.
So, you gave your dreams up for fear,
And made yourself the very thing that will destroy you
and somehow that makes you right.
But I will dream.
And I will fight
You’d burn down the country for fear of ghosts on the lintel
But it’s my house too
And this country is its people.
If you think you can burn the people of this country on the pyre built of your phobias
I will fight you.
Half this country still believes as I do.
Believes in “We the people,”
Not I the person.
Not just you.
You see, I am not alone
And we don’t want to fight our own people for our own people
But we will not lay down,
We will protect our own.
We will fight.