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Let’s Save America

Updated on May 24, 2013

America still stands

But it’s tarnished

Like unpolished silver

That needs a lot of shine


The Atlantic and the Pacific

Still wash America’s shores

On the east coast and the west

But the waters are now quite polluted


The mighty rivers still flow

And the Mississippi is still the pride of many

But sadly their waters

Now are less than clear


From shore to shore

From the Appalachians to the Rockies

From the mountains to the prairies

America can still be saved


A call for help goes out

From the wild animals

Of the our national forests

Where they still roam free


Let’s clean up our oceans

Our rivers and lakes

Let’s clean up our forests

And take away all the litter


The mighty cities

Still fool the eyes

They look proud and gleaming

But the streets are full of the homeless and the hungry


Let’s find a way to help them

As we find a way to help ourselves

To be able to gain independence

From the powers that now oppress us


Let’s open up our eyes

Before it is too late

So that our children and grandchildren

Can still call America home


This Memorial Day

We remember and pray

For the brave, fallen heroes

Who fought to keep America free


Let’s keep in mind

That they fought to protect

An America that once was

A land that was free and proud


And so as other brave heroes

Now stand guard

Let’s give them a land that shows pride in itself

A nation of people who are as one


Who can be proud that they live

In the land of the brave and the free

To be able to have tears in their eyes

As Old Glory waves high in the clear blue sky


As the mighty eagle

Soars over mountains

That reach up into unpolluted skies

And fish can caper in crystal clear streams


To be able to see wild animals

Continuing to live in their natural environments

The national forests not threatened

By the hand of time


Let’s stand shoulder to shoulder

For understanding and compassion so Lady Liberty can smile once more

Let’s love the land that has given us so much

God bless America forever more

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Amen! yes, Let's do it!!! Rasma for President!!! Oh, no, you need to return to our shores dearest friend, we need you. You are a magnificent spokesperson for our Nation and all those who live here, including the creatures and the seas and land!!!

      This is a beautiful reminder of our how we can still be great, but we must all open our eyes and really see what is going on around us.

      Thank you for this excellent write.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      (will return to share, buttons not appearing now)

      God bless you, Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There is nothing to add to this powerful hub. Well done!

      As for Rasma for President....Faith said the same thing about me. LOL I think she wants a split ticket. LOL

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hey, the dynamic duo :)

      We will work out the details later!

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Awesome, beautiful hub. Happy Memorial Day.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Gypsy - A wonderful message for all Americans - to honor and remember those who defend us and to work to improve America in every way possible. Thanks for this. Blessings. Sharing. Theresa

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Voted up and away!

      We can, One Man can, The power of one, HOW!

      Mark

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You all know how I long to get back to the U.S. and I hurt to see what is happening. So with it being Memorial Day weekend I was really inspired. Hope you have the best celebrating this weekend and let's stand tall and proud and get our country back.

      Glad you agree Faith. I'd do anything to get our country back on its feet again. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

      Glad to hear from you Bill. As I was inspired to write this I thought about HOW and about you. Hey, what do you think? Let's set up a fund for ourselves, figure it all out and I believe you are a great spokesperson so we put you up for President and I'll go for the Vice Presidency. I don't think we'll loose. You know me we'll just get all those great rock and rollers behind us and roll on into the White House.

      Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs.

      Glad you enjoyed this Theresa. It sure comes from the heart. Blessings to you and thanks for the share.

      That's right HOW all the way and everyone together Mark. Thanks for the vote and share. Hey, if you take a look at what we discussed here on the comments I was just further inspired. If it all works out we'll get you in the White House too and what could be better?

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      Ghost32 4 years ago

      Beautifully done, Gypsy Rose. Kudos.

      Voted Up and All But Funny.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed and agree Ghost. Thanks for the vote. Hope you're having a great Memorial Day weekend.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is a beautiful wish for our beautiful country. Agreeing with Billy and Theresa, wonderful work!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      We hope to continue to stand tall. proud and with messages like this poem to remind us everytime we let our guards down helps.. bless you Gypsy...:)

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      sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

      This is a great poem Rasma with sentiments with which I agree. Let's stand shoulder to shoulder to restore America to its past principles and glory.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Oh, Rasma - from your sweet lips to their deaf ears! I don't understand what i'm seeing - but - one thing is for sure - i'm seeing it right before my eyes...

      it's as if the country has a death wish - and is doing everything in it's power to fulfill it..

      i like you - keep banging the drum and shining the light and i - like you - keep praying that it will be heard and seen before it's too late..

      Gorgeous and sadly necessary!

      sharing

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome and well thought of poetry it speaks for itself.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hope you are all having a great Memorial Day weekend.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jim.

      Glad you enjoyed this Frank. There must be a reminder from time to time because it is not too late but people must come together.

      Glad you enjoyed this sligobay and that you agree.

      So true Leslie we've got to do all that we can and keep banging that drum until everyone wakes up and does what has to be done. Thanks for the share.

      Glad you enjoyed this Devika.

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Powerful poetry and a clear message. I can't comment on America but I know your poignant words would also apply to where I am from. Our world definately needs healing. Voted up.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Anna and you are so right this world does need healing. Thanks for the vote.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I love this positive, poetic message! Instead of criticizing, let's care for this land. Let's make it better for the people and animals and leave a legacy we can all be proud of. :-) Lurana

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So right Lurana what it all comes down to is that it's up to everyone to get together and make things right again.

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      What a great job reminding everyone America is still the greatest place on earth to live.I wish more people would salute the flag not just on Memorial day but all through the year.Because of the freedom so many have lost their lives for.Voted up and awesome.

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      gypsy rose lee You have a beautiful poem precious sister. Your heartfelt words are touching and a loving reminder to humble ourselves and come back to God.

      America has been so very blessed. I pray we come to who has so Blessed us. You keep shining the love precious child of God.

      I love this verse it really touched me.

      Let’s open up our eyes

      Before it is too late

      So that our children and grandchildren

      Can still call America home

      My Love in Christ. Skye

      voted and shared.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Michael. It would do good for everyone to remember what they could lose if they don't try to save a great country like America. Thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Skye and yes, we must be aware before it's too late. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

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