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Star Bangled Banner

Art in its truest form is
in the eye of the beholder
No two see a like
Each one has their own passion
what touches them is
different from what the 
rest of the world beholds
For me beauty it is in 
singing the Star Spangled
Banner and watching 
people of all nations
in honor with pride
to be apart of the
land we call America 
raise their hands in
honor and thanksgiving
It touches me to hear to
hear the Land of the Free
and the Home of the Brave
because I’m Proud to be an American

Sbmitted For Sami Al-Khaliti ‘s Contest
Simply, Absolutely, Utterly Art

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  1. Date: 7/17/2010 6:34:00 AM
    I can feel your wonder! I have been in otherparts of the world and heard other national amthems sung or their music played, the POWER of music to "model" "mold" behavior create a group mind.

  1. Date: 7/17/2010 6:34:00 AM
    Through I do have the same viseral reaction to the song...goosebumps & I would love to sing it and be allowed that much release of passion, I don't. I don't because I know the concept of Nationalism, my country right or wrong, causes war. Perhaps, I am in error but I would love to be alive long enough to hear an anthem for the citizen of the world, the planet Earth, an anthem about what it means to be human. BIG HUGS! Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 8:58:00 AM
    a stand for I am proud of as well,, love this honerable write to our dearest America,, good luck on the contest...P.D.