AMERICA, AMERICA.

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    dreamcatcher27371
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    AMERICA, AMERICA.


    A weathered old veteran shed a tear
    to mourn the loss of something dear.
    Through cloudy eyes he strained to see
    into the depths of humanity.
    In search that which caused this loss
    and mocked his Savior on the Cross.

    He'd braved the snow with Washington's men
    and was with the Ninth in the Ardenne.
    He'd fought at King's Mountain and again at Bull Run
    in Vietnam's jungles and Iran's scorching sun.
    He's every mother's son and a brother to all
    and he's always first to answer the call.

    His precious country now scarred and torn
    from foreign zealot's misplaced scorn.
    The precious lives of his countrymen
    wasted and lost in the powerful din.
    But right will prevail and love will survive
    and unity will keep his America alive.

    "Oh, My country, strong and free
    whose shores have welcomed all.
    I've fought for you in many a war
    again I hear your call.

    You've been a Mother, true and strong
    regardless of our race.
    You've nurtured us from birth to death
    and never known disgrace.

    Your arms have always opened wide
    to help those in distress
    and when their needs seemed out of reach
    you've pulled them to your breast.

    I know your heart is breaking
    from this carnage in our land.
    Needless, wasteful killings
    And for these we'll take a stand.

    We've been stung by inhumanity
    flung on us by worthless ghouls
    whose jealousy and hatred
    Know not yet our kindred souls.

    For the reckoning is coming
    and your justice will prevail
    And with God to guide our footsteps
    our resolve will never fail.

    Though these old bones be brittle
    and these eyes can see no more.
    My mind is sharp, my honor strong
    I'm eager for the chore.

    But I've passed the torch to others now
    They're tested, strong and true.
    They've heard your call, they've seen your tears
    on a bed of red and white and blue.

    Oh, America, America
    My country tried and true.
    Wipe back the tears and calm the fears
    Our God will see us through."

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    Larry Dunn
    September 17, 2001





    hope6970
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    (9/17/01 10:32:04 pm)
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    Dreamcatcher,

    What a lovely poem, it gives so much feeling to the heart.

    You write with deep emotion which can be felt and read with each word. You are so lucky to possess the gift it takes to write like that.

    The last paragraph:

    "Oh, America, America
    My country tried and true.
    Wipe back the tears and calm the fears
    Our God will see us through."


    Outstanding!!

    nighthawk
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    (9/18/01 4:18:25 pm)
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    'Catch,,your words are so well spoken,,as usual,,a very emotional work,,,

    Stan H ,, nighthawk

    oneknight
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    Simply beautiful dreamcatcher! Touches the heart and soul!

    TShooters
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    (9/28/01 5:31:47 pm)
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    Awesome...Beautiful, Larry D.!

    Sharon



    homer4
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    (10/1/01 5:58:20 pm)
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    Where is my mind lately...I almost missed this.
    An excellent poem Larry. Love of God and Country has been the battle cry of many a soldier and sailor.
    ...and two hard boiled eggs.

    Winter11
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    Beautiful.... your words truly express what everyone is thinking and feeling. You have such a wonderful gift.

    I think this is my favorite part of the board.... the poets section. To read what people feel in their hearts moves me so much.

    Thanks for inspiring me.... thanks for giving me hope and making me smile.

    All of you!

    TShooters
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    (10/6/01 5:13:09 pm)
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    So powerful, Larry D.!

    I had to come back & read it again. Mind if I pass it on??

    Sharon

    Edited by: TShooters at: 10/6/01 6:22:12 pm

    dreamcatcher27371
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    Thank Tshooters.

    Feel free to pass on anything I put up.

    LarryD
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