Dear United States

Im a Yankee Doodle Dandy.
I have stood with my hand over my heart for the flag.
I have had a tear in my eye for those who have died for me.
I have prayed that those that lead my country know whats best.

I went to the schools and was taught that we were the greatest country.
I was taught that our judicial system was fair to everyone. And I should never worry.
I was taught that I was free, when others were not.
And, I was taught that our constitution would protect me forever.

Now, I am an adult and disillusioned.
I may be considered to be an enemy of the state.
When I look at the flag, the red stands for blood and the white for bandages.
I have run out of tears, for those who die have died in vain.
I no longer pray as Ive seen the leaders of my country fail.

The schools have changed history by teaching our children that weve never done anything wrong.
Our judicial system makes its decisions based on the Presidents whims, and I should be worried.
I am no longer free as my phone is tapped, emails read, and cameras are everywhere.
And the constitution, that would protect me, has been torn in half.

Yes, I am a Yankee Doodle Dandy, but now I am just another tired old song.