I was woken last night, hours before dawn
it was a powerful omen left by the storm.
A beam of light so focused and bright aroused me from bed
and left me wrestling with thoughts raging in my head.
My country, my country what has happened to you?
The country I knew seems to have passed like the night,
and I fear something is definitely not right.
Are we still the land of the free, home of the brave, true to our blue, red, and white?
Blue for vigilance, perseverance and justice.
Red for hardiness and valor.
White for purity and innocence.
The values we have fought, bled, and died for ~ America’s shining jewel,
One Nation under God, sadly none, no longer taught in our schools.
My child, believe it or not, it’s American History we’ve most forgot.
It creates turmoil and angst in me
knowing you can’t tell what it means to truly be free.
Yes, my child, we’ve now been put to the test,
we’ve lost our individuality, encouraged to look like the rest.
And if we don’t think like others, we’ll be thrown from the nest.
How did we get to where we are today?
It’s definitely that we’ve given our Freedoms away.
We weren’t paying attention and they’ve been stripped clean.
Yes, our history tells it all,
the greatest social experiment a thousand feet tall.
Where every citizen could rise to their abilities and beyond,
now it seems we’re all just hanging on.
We fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War,
we declared to England, NO MORE, NO MORE!
We were citizen soldiers, willing to die to be free,
brave men and women who didn’t buy into the idea of LET IT BE, LET IT BE!
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…”
So, my dear, America must once again come together as one.
A land where every man and woman and child are free
to aspire to be who they were created to be.
A land where group think isn’t the recipe of the day,
where each one of us works to carve out our own way.
E pluribus unum ~ Out of many, one!
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union… With a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
Yes, I think I hear the fireworks and see them lighting up the sky.
It’s our country’s birthday, now, you needn’t ask why.
The future of the U.S.A is one where all Americans can participate,
that’s why thousands each day are breaking down our gate.
I hear the sounds of trumpets, the woodwinds, the drums and the chimes,
I know we’ll get back to better American times.
Until we do,
America, America, fly your flag true.
For now, from me, my sincerest wish – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!