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Reality Bites Me On Independence Day

Updated on June 27, 2016

This Is The Real America; The Complete Definition

America was founded through immigrants not a purity race or religion. Learn that and we can work together then.
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Wake Up America

I wrote this a year ago, and I felt like today, I wanted to write an introduction to this long poem. This was how I felt about this time last year at Independence Day, and at this one-year juncture, not a lot has changed in my mind.

Unfortunately, if anything, it has gotten worse with the latest Presidential election pulling near and the two disappointing candidates in which we are going to be forced to choose between. The only thing they really have in common is the premise to gain power to feed their egos. Other than that, Hillary knows the issues' people in America faces and will meekly do an alright job if she is elected, and as for Donald Trump, he knows nothing, nada, zilch, about issues we face here. He has always been sheltered since birth and is running his whole campaign by promoting hate. The worst part is, people are buying into it, or they just don't want to go against their Republican party. Whatever their real reason, I think I would ditch that thought if it was for the safety of America. We need to face up to these issues and be logical as we go on forward into this year and the future. Trump will inevitably bring Armageddon on us. That is the most obvious fact that all should see.

So, as it stands this hub is still valid in the points it states and what I wanted to bring into focus. With this added agenda to find a way to help our America become, not great again, but great period. We need to wake up and find solutions to problems that will not go away by sweeping them under the rug and declaring a hate war. It's 2016, time for common sense to show up and then work at correcting dangerous obstacles that want to kill us. We should not feed into that destruction. It is time to stop the nonsense.

America the ?

© 2015 Missy Smith

Dear God, Can I just be

joyful today to enjoy the

fireworks on this

Independence Day?

Shouldn’t I be glad

to be here filled with

thoughtful glee and


With so many different

Norman Rockwell scenes

to feel proud of living the

American dream.


A parade through a

small-town street with

happy faces; military

suits, and one-hand


The backyard barbecues

with family around;

bushels of beer a pig

in the ground.

The aroma itself should

make my heart sing with

all the warm blessings

this day brings.

Our president will speak

about the importance of

the day, and no doubt most

will feel that American pride

welling up inside, to know

that they live in this land of

free a superb feeling of



As for me, I feel all alone.

The celebration is part of

a past I used to belong.

I do not feel this pride

anymore. Please do not

scorn me for this world

around me has grabbed

my attention.There are so

many cruelties and



Excuse me if I don’t

celebrate, but there is

a baby dying right now

in the middle east; an Isis

brigade mutilating humanity

simply because of an

undying faith in Christianity.

So, can you please help

me grab back that

sense of savor...

not to feel guilty of my

life of favor?

I want to reside here

today in heart and spirit.

To feel grandeur and

happiness on this

Independence Day. © 2015


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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Rayon. :)

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      Rayon mclaren 2 years ago from St. Catherine

      keep up the good work.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Your encouraging words are much appreciated Gypsy. Thank you!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. A most wonderful and patriotic hub.

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      Tijani Achamlal 2 years ago from Morocco

      This is something the whole world should fight against… No matter what religion they belong to, no one deserves to be killed like that.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      You've made good points made in your statement here poetryman6969. Maybe, the problem is we continue to believe the promises. However, there have not been many leaders through the years that made good on those, and we know it.

      It's frustrating to the ones who would love to help, but have no way to do so. Thanks for your comment. :)

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      There are both good and terrible things happening everywhere every moment of lives. I suppose what is unfortunate is that we get the leaders we deserve rather than the ones we might need. And so we get people who promise everything, tell us we will never have to pay for it, and who will demonstrate the minimum required outrage when people in distant lands suffer. No one wants to be the world's policemen. Doing so is quite expensive in blood and treasure. There might be a bit of violence we can eliminate from the world now and then. Kind of like eliminating polio. Some examples might be getting rid of the concepts like FGM and child brides. I am seeing a lot more people in the world get on board with getting rid of these than I had thought was possible.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      I love that phrase! Thank you fpherj48. :)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      It's madness James. I cannot imagine the horror some must be experiencing right now. A close friend of mine from Morocco just posted a video of the massacre taking place in Burma. I thought I was going to pass out seeing that. It's so awful!

      To be honest with you, I find out these things from my friends more than watching them on CNN. Simply because, I cannot watch such sad brutal acts on a daily basis, or I would die from helplessness.

      Obama is definitely in an awkward position, but he needs not to ignore it. He needs to find some kind of solution if that is even possible.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Faith. Yes, I suppose when you become a mother and see other children suffering, you want to help. I don't know when or if this type of madness will ever stop, but I'll keep praying for better days for the innocent.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      This needs only one phrase...."Simply Awesome!"....UP+ tweeted

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      Tijani Achamlal 2 years ago from Morocco

      Reality doesn t only bite but it kills as well sometimes.In July of this year, the Egyptian army staged a violent overthrow of the democratically elected Morsi government and installed a bloodthirsty military junta in his place. It was, without any stretch of the imagination, a that’s been followed by routine massacres and a brutal human rights clampdown.USA law makes it illegal to give aid to any nation where a coup has taken place. Unfortunately, Obama really doesn’t want to cut off aid to Egypt, leading to the strange position where he appears to be both supporting and funding a violent coup while pretending it never happened.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Missy, this is superb poetry to cause great pangs in one's heart at the horrific reality to even think of such evil ongoings against innocent children and, as you state, simply because of an undying faith in Christianity.

      It seems we are asleep or blinded in allowing this evil to continue and at what cost ...when will it finally be enough. Your mother's heart is evident here.

      Love your imagery and video. Well done!

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Hugs and blessings

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      This was great bluebird. Thanks for sharing. And, thanks for appreciating my work. :)

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      bluebird 2 years ago

      I truly appreciated your piece and the heart behind it! So I share this with you, dear friend in love and hope.

      There is reason in reality's bite. Time to wake up and fight the fight.

      Time to get on our knees and cry out above, to the one and only God we should love. America's enjoyed the blessings, snuffed at the rest, but time comes knocking... baby birds get shoved out of the nest. Grow up dears, school of hard knocks is next, but you'll make it through...if you give Father your best. Time to learn what life's about, less getting ,more giving, no fuss, no doubt. Return to Father one and all, before it's too late and there be no escape, the fall of America. Goodbye dear ones it has been fun, but fun can't save, only the Son. Wake up now before it's too late and nothing but ugly lies on our plate.

      P.S. I truly appreciated the video of John Wayne's America. Very touching and moving. Thank you for that.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Frank, thanks so much for recognizing my emotion in all my poems. I do indeed write from the heart and feel the words I put down. Thank You!

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      I agree with you Jodah. We do need to take a break from all the badness that we face in this world from time to time. That's why I was asking God to help me forget about the bad long enough to enjoy this day of celebration.

      As always, you get my poetry perfectly. I appreciate that so much. Thank you.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Hello whonunuwho, There is a lot of good in the world still, and I like to stay hopeful. The Norman Rockwell paintings do display great pictures of American values and the simplicity of life. I've always loved his paintings. I think they fit well with my theme. As always, I appreciate your kind words on my work.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Hello Pollyannalana! I love to say that, by the way, it's fun. lol. Yes, it is a shame that we, for some reason, have not found a way to put a stop to all the killings of innocent people and children. I don't get the hold up myself. I feel something more should be done to stop the madness. Thanks for commenting.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Missy, I love the lonliness of your words.. I hear your pain, and feel your want.. yeah brilliant poem.. Frank

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Oh Wow! What a brilliant poem, Missy. It is hard to fathom how everyone can celebrate when there is so much evil and suffering in the world, however sometimes there is so much strife that we need a way to escape and forget all the bad things for just a little while. I always loved Norman Rockwell's paintings and the realism (even though they often portray the perfect life).

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      I love the painting you have chosen by Rockwell. It would indeed be grand, if family life and simple things still meant so much in mainstream America. There is still goodness out there and many who do stand up to be counted. Thank you for your work my friend. whonu

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      Pollyannalana 2 years ago from US

      So true, hard to imagine America going on like all is OK while we let these children be slaughtered when we could stand up and end it in one day if we would! It is absolutely unbelievable yet no one talks about it. Glad you did! Up and sharing.