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Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4

For Independence Day
July 4, 2008
By GC SMITH

America, America
we once were
proud of you;
you shined
a beacon
for the world
to see,
people
flocked
to you

Your light was
that of liberty,
opportunity,
of embracing
disparate peoples;
you looked for truth
for better ways
for all of us
to live

Oh yeah.
there were the warts
the stops and starts
the imperfections
the injustices,
but
through the years
from founding days
till recently
you always
tried to
do much
better

But now,
You’re sadly,
badly worn,
you seem to have
lost your way;
but
I still hope
it’s temporary,
will we
soon see a
new born
better
day?

Perhaps
we will.
I hope
we do.

Do you?

2 comments:

Nonnie Augustine said...

I have hopes. We'll see better days come November is the biggest. xxoononnie

GC SMITH said...

Good. Me too.