A Haiku - America

We have cheerleaders to lead us as we think about team and country.
We have cheerleaders to lead us as we think about team and country. | Source

"USA!" we shout,

Silently praying for us:

Life to remain good.


Creeds and oaths we made.

Allegiance never to wain.

Good times, bad times, equal.


Led by leaders true,

Beneath the red, white, and blue.

Free now and ever.


My neighbor, we two,

Share a common bond of love.

one for....all....for one.


We each do our part.

No matter the sacrifice.

Standing tall and proud.


Let us not forget

Those who went on before us.

From many our one.

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E Pluribus Unum has been what we were. It must be what we are.

The unity we felt when attacked on 9/11 must define us now day by day.

President George Washington stressed that our liberty depends upon our unity, and that parties must not divide us section against section, political faction against political faction.

We must remind ourselves that whatever our differences we are all fellow citizens. As citizens we are all Americans.

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© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Men, women, young, old, black, white, hispanic, asian, WE are what America is and America is us.
Men, women, young, old, black, white, hispanic, asian, WE are what America is and America is us. | Source

NOTE: If you enjoy reading an occasional Haiku, I have added over 100 to HubPages, as well as other poems and limericks you might find to be thoughtful, entertaining, and sometimes humorous. Perspycacious

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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Very well said. Every vote but funny. I like the cheerleader photo with this.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

The cheerleaders photo is one I took when our local high school cheerleaders were practicing in 2012. It accompanied an article on America's most dangerous team sport: cheerleading. Thanks for visiting and voting and commenting.


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Yes, together we make a country, no matter which one it is.

Isn't it strange how we hang together in adversity but that the unity doesn't always last? Never quite got my head round that one.

Good philosophy and well penned. Ann


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Thanks Ann. The one time we do not unify for a crisis is the time the dream ends. When we finally unify consistently will be the day we figure out how to do without politicians!


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Amen to that!!


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

All in favor?


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I do think that it is time to band together and have the citizens of the U.S. take over the country to make it what it once was. Time for unity, understanding , friendship and support of one another.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I will say a great Amen to what you have just written.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

And long may she wave...


Deb Hirt 3 weeks ago

I reread this, and it still stands true.


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Perspycacious 8 hours ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

And now the test of our citizenship" "Can we unify well enough to do the things we all know we need to do?"

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