"If You Don't Like It, Go Home."

From Lady Gaga's "The Prime Rib of America"

In his heart,
There are tensions.
We are uncomfortable
And I can't focus when I am fighting.

"If you don't like it, go home."
If you are not honorable enough to fight without prejudice, go home.

In his heart,
He harbors no hatred, no prejudice, no phobia.
But we're sent home.

Can you choose some things from the Constitution to put on your plate, but not others?
A buffet, perhaps.
Should the military be allowed to treat Constitutional rights like a cafeteria?
You can risk your life for this country, but in the end,
you're not fighting for yourself.

You are not included when we say
"equal."
You are not included when we say
"freedom."

Who is the military fighting for?
I thought equality meant everyone.


NOTE: I don't plan to add author's notes to these, but just so you know, this is a Found Poem, taken from Lady Gaga's speech on "Don't ask, don't tell". These words are hers, I just turned them into something different, with the same exact message.