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George Clooney Has Written a Poem About America

George Clooney. Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

As President Donald Trump continues his on attack NFL players who protest by kneeling during the national anthem, diligent student George Clooney has written a poem to mark this moment. The poem (or prayer), which was published by the Daily Beast, reflects on race, police, and America:

I pray for my country.

I pray that we can find more that unites us than divides us.

I pray that our nation’s leaders want to do the same.

I pray that young children like Tamir Rice can feel safe in their own neighborhood.

I pray for all of our children.

I pray for our police and our first responders.

I pray for our men and women of the armed services.

I pray that dissent will always be protected in this great country.

I pray for a more perfect union.

And when I pray, I kneel.

Okay. Thank you, George.

George Clooney Wrote a Poem for the Daily Beast