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America Calling

Updated on March 4, 2012

Something is Wrong

This Poem was inspired by Poetvix

America called me, she wanted to know

what happened to her Country, where did it go

she doesn't recognize it, it has really changed

she remembers when it was her home on the range

the Star Spangled Banner where does it fly

did somebody kill it or did it just die

Is America broken ? - I heard her say

why are the children scared to come out and play?

Many Businesses aren't hiring, is this true

due to the fact, they don't make revenue

Something is wrong with this land of mine

Have I made my phone call, just in time ?

my credit is bad, the money is tight

something's wrong in America, nothing is right

Unemployment is high, my people want to work

they just want jobs, even without the perks

my people are hurting, I feel their pain

politicians speak lies, their lies fall like rain

The Statue of Liberty, her flame is low

Gasoline is too high, why is this so ?

there is only one bright spot that she found

if we start now, we can turn it around

she said to me, right after this call

you must spread the word to one and all

together we stand, divided we fall

So PoetVixen, keep up the good work

lets clean house now, and get rid of these jerks

if we band together and we all unite

we can still lift up America

lift her up out of this dark night

and if America, must do what she must do

Very soon America, will be calling you too.






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    • cleaner3 profile image
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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you blubird, this si so inspiratiom=nala nd scary at the same time. i must get this book now . god Blesss you

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      bluebird 4 years ago

      Thanks Michael, I agree totally, something is wrong. America is not blessed like it used to be. Why? Watch this amazing summary on America given at the Inaugural Breakfast:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQa2_eKXXi8

      It will wake a person up!

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      cleaner 3 5 years ago

      Tillie, thank you tillie. I chose to republish this poem again . Our country needs to have an awaking and know that this president will bring us down if we re-elect him.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      You have outlined all our woes and spirit in one poem! This is truly a great poem about our great nation and it's current problems. What a great job! I can't say enough.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and SHARING.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Ruby, my lovely poet. Thank you for visiting my hub.I appreciate your comments. the truth will win out.

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      Ruby211 5 years ago from Nevada

      Your a great poet yourself! Its so sad but one day America will be built back up I believe. Sometimes things have to get bad for something greater to take place.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      To all of you Americans, thank you the old lady Liberty still has it. We aren't dead yet . never say die.God Bless America.

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This is hubtastic! Fantastic and all around American. I can't tell you how much this rocks! Thanks bunches for mentioning me, but much more so for standing up for the old girl. Lady liberty is a tough old bird but she needs all of our help. God bless you!

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      DREAM ON 5 years ago

      Very good points and we have to take responsibility for our actions.I think the attitude of the younger generation has to change and bring back the pride in everything we do.To see that America is the greatest place on earth.

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      loveofnight 5 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      Awesome!....I so enjoyed your words.A good share indeed.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      ziyena, we all need to get riled up!!!!!!

      thank you for reading.

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      ziyena 5 years ago from ... Somewhere Out There ...

      America has fallen because of one simple word ... Greed

      Great poem Michael!!! You've got me riled up over this once again ... and I thought I was done feeling pissed off. lol