In America Today !

I turned the corner on main street and saw a
woman in a burka and smiled
She carried a bag of
groceries tagging behind ....a child

Then over in the kingdom I came across
a man .....an indian smoking a pipe
He was doing a dance of some kind
and pointing towards the night

In the morning I heard the waitress
her accent sweet and hispanic
Yet in the corner an old man ranting about the
paper in a hysterical panic

Maybe it's just me....... but I believe America's
just doing fine
Listen to the news though and you can
guess what you'll find

They want you to believe we are in
a descent just some moral decline
As I opened the door for the man in a
clown suit and wondered what's in his mind

I don't really know....... yet still I find
myself with faith in our purpose
America is a good place to be...... still !
in spite of the circus











a burka

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TheManWithNoPants 3 years ago from Tucson, Az.

We have the recsources, the agriculture, and Constitutional foundation to give us limitless potential. We have to guard against losing our will to push forward, but there's never been anything like us in history. Refreshing to hear words of optimism in contrast to the negative media coverage my friend. Thank you for the words!

~ jim


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botipton 3 years ago from Cecilia, KY

I wonder how much more the news could write about if they wrote about the good things going on in America. Great poem about the melting pot that works.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Jim , thank you sir ! Happy New Years !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Yes sir ! Botipton, It really does doesn't it !..........:-}


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

It's too bad that "good" doesn't prevail over "bad" when it comes to news and publicity. How refreshing this hub is. Thank you for loving America. I voted up and across except for funny.

Sharing on FB, Twitter and Hub Page Followers.

Happy New Year ~ Audrey


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

What a beautiful picture you have painted of our country! America will do just fine...... Voting up and awesome!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Vocalcoach , You are the sweetest ! Happy new year my nicer than nice friend .......lol.....:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Lathing , that picture of yours says it all , Thank yoU !.........Happy new years


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

i adore your optimism, Cowboy - i pray you're right!

Happy 2013 - let's see if we can make a difference!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Oh Leslie , You and I both know it ! We can ...I know you can !

Happy New Year !


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Jillian Barclay 3 years ago from California, USA

This is beautiful! Makes me feel good to read something so special on the first day of a New Year!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Jillian , we must have faith in our day , no ?....Happy new year !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Ed I really enjoyed this. I still long to return to the states and I'll even join the circus if I have to. Hugs.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

When Gypsy when !.....Is it a wicked longing !?!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

You know the moment I would have enough in my hands I would be on the very next plane. Sigh... Perhaps this year.....


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

gypsy , Home is always here , no matter how long !...Its waiting !............:-}

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