America IS

America is a wonderful mixture
of a diverse people that started
with the early settlers
joining those native to the land,
followed by streams of more immigrants
from many countries
over the years to present.
America is freedom
to vote your choice,
dissent in a loud voice,
practice your belief,
seek legal relief,
bear a firearm,
and own a business or farm.

America is standing tall
in a world war brawl
diplomatic squall,
or economic crawl...
refusing to fall
in doing what is right
even if she must use her might.
America is We the People,
the Bill of Rights,
individual states united,
singing the Star Spangled Banner,
saying the Pledge of Allegiance,
Old Glory waving high,
a hand over heart or in salute,
and honoring our valiant troops.

David G. Bancroft
Copyright 2004
All Rights Reserved

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