American Boy..a Song From the Heart

American boy
American boy
The wise shall lead
The wise shall lead
Free as birds in flight
Free as birds in flight
Freedom's' cost is great.
Freedom's' cost is great.
With every new day, freedom shall reign
With every new day, freedom shall reign


When Uncle Sam called me, I answered right away,

went up and joined the army, then drilled both night and day.

I gave my life for freedom and I meant just what I said,

many men before me fell, and for their country bled.


REFRAIN: I gave all for my country,I have one arm and leg,

But you're not going to see me out on a street to beg.

I'm too proud to take a handout, and too strong to just give in,

I'm a red blooded American boy, and I'm starting over again.


My father served his country well, way back in forty-two,

good men died to turn the tide, for folks like me and you.

They gave me some medals, then called me a hero, too,

but men who died were real heroes, for all that they did do.


REFRAIN: I gave all for my country,I have one arm and leg,

but you're not going to see me out on the street to beg.

I'm too proud to take a handout, too strong to just give in,

I'm a red blooded American boy, and I'm starting over again.


There's one thing you can count on, that's made this country great,

It's the courage of its people, and it's America's God given trait.

We right the wrongs, put down our foes, helping all those in need,

Around the world the people know, against all evil we will lead.


REFRAIN: I gave all for my country, I have one arm and leg,

but you're not going to see me out on the street to beg.

I'm too proud to take a handout, and too strong to just give in,

I'm a red blooded American boy, and I'm starting over again.


I'm a red blooded American boy, and I'm starting over again.




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God bless America.
God bless America.

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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Beautiful poem! I can't believe I'm the first one to comment here. I guess it's a slow night tonight on HP. Great job on this!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Great message of never-say-day spirit, and at the end, of hope. Well done, whonu!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend. I hoped to honor the wounded and those who have served. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Crafty and blessings. whonu


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MrsGray32 3 years ago from Maine

Simply amazing!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Whonu, your love of our soldiers and our country shine through on this one. Great job!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for your kind words my friend. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you MrsGray, thanks for stopping by. whonu


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Awesome and up!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend. whonu


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teaches12345 3 years ago

I admire this inspiration and your positive spirit. Yes, we can always do something to improve our situation.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend. The positive has always been on the winning team. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Remember those who have given their all..their very life's breath, to defend our country and fellow men.

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