Guts, or the Absence, there of ( a Haiku)

What the future brings is up to us...
What the future brings is up to us...
It takes determination, will power and internal fortitude to stay the course...
It takes determination, will power and internal fortitude to stay the course...
We help decide our own futures by the way we act, vote, support our nation...
We help decide our own futures by the way we act, vote, support our nation...
The human spirit is capable of unlimited success...
The human spirit is capable of unlimited success...
We are never alone in our struggles to survive...
We are never alone in our struggles to survive...


It only takes guts,

Strong Internal fortitude.

Making a country.


When times get so rough,

You get down with it, get tough.

Have no self pity.


Enemies afar,

To those who may live close... watch,

Act dutifully.


Greatness breeds success,

This country, ours, is the best.

In its history.


Leaders of the past,

Reflect their strong hearts and souls,

For posterity.


Washington, Lincoln,

Jefferson and Hamilton.

Jackson and Grant.


Roosevelts, Wilson,

Eisenhower and Reagan.

J.F.Kennedy,


Make them proud... our call,

They served us well, best of all.

Grand perpetuity.






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We were not created to fail and we shall go on to prevail, together...
We were not created to fail and we shall go on to prevail, together...

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annart 12 months ago from SW England

Well, that gives some hope in this war-torn world, certainly. At the moment, the so-called ISIS are stirring up a hornets' nest that'll be difficult to deal with unless we all act together, world-wide.

Strong poetry as always, whonu.

Ann


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billybuc 12 months ago from Olympia, WA

We are being tested now, aren't we? Let's hope we have the guts, as a country, to make the tough decisions and move forward.


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

My thanks to annart and Bill for your support. Blessings. whonu


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bravewarrior 12 months ago from Central Florida

Now we need to find someone to lead us like the greats you mention, rather than tear us down to quivering, mistrusting, violent, impoverished souls.


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

Yes we do need leaders. If we want to succeed we must have those to inspire us. whonui


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Vellur 12 months ago from Dubai

We need the courage to keep going, to win the war and make the world a peaceful place where all humans can live in peace. Great haiku, great thoughts.


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

Thanks Vellur and blessings on this chilly day. whonu


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and blessings. whonu

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