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~Our America~

Updated on August 10, 2017

~Prologue~

This country belongs to all of us...


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"OUR AMERICA"

I love America with all

its flaws, all its statutes

and all it's challenging laws.

I love the snow I've never seen,

the mountains I will never climb,

the languages I may never speak,

I love America and all it's diversity.

I love America's unrealistic policies, their we are the world attitude.

Republican, Liberals, Democrats may not share the same views, but we all struggle to live by the same boisterous rules.

I love the sandy beaches, parks and tourist traps, I love being able to take a nap without bombs exploding against my back.

I love our armed forces even at times when they fall off course, because as I look around the world things could definitely be worse.

I love all this new technology, the power of the mind is exuberantly free, one of the greatest gifts to humanity.

I even love watching cable tv, and this internet continues to mesmerize me.

Its said in America you can be all that you can be, and yes, I completely agree, I am daily amazed at some of the things I see.

I love the different ethnicities though some of there religious practices seem a bit oblique, I think its just a part of being unique.

I love floating around in this melting pot, and cherish what I have though it doesn't seem like a lot, yet I am secure in knowing there is plenty of room for me in the pot.

Most of all I love freedom of speech, because sometimes I just want to shout at all the atrocities plaguing humanity.

Yes, this country belongs to all of us, and its up to you and I to embrace it wholeheartedly, if not for anything more than true love, passion, and long term solidarity.
Original Draft:April 4, 2014-(edited 8/10/2017)
(©)copyright:KarenRussell/Literature Only



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    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU GEORGETTE, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU STOPPING BY...

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      Georgette 

      8 years ago

      Karen, you write from your heart in this poem, but you also aptly express the sentiments of others!

      Georgette

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU, I REALLY ENJOY YOU STOPPING IN, AS TIME GOES ON I SEE MY WRITING IMPROVING, I PRAY THAT I CONTINUE TO GROW...

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      "THIS IS OUR AMERICA." Love this country - love your poem! You are wonderful and the next great American poet too!

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANKS FOR DROPPING BY, AMERICA IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE, WHICH IS WHY OUR COUNTRY IS GROWING & IN GROWING, WE NEED TO GROW TOGETHER TO HELP BUILD A BETTER AMERICA SO WE CAN ALL LIVE IN PEACE, PROSPERITY WOULD BE A NICE ADDITION BUT, WE CAN WORK WITH THE PEACE. THANKS AGAIN...

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I'm an ex-Marine so it's always Semper Fi! I want all people on our planet to live up to their potential. I love America the country, the continent, and the hemisphere!

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANKS, ALWAYS ENJOY WHEN YOU DROP BY...

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      Putz Ballard 

      8 years ago

      Me too Karen, greatest country on the planet!

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