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America, Where Are You

I don't digress, my search is true Land that I love, where are you? The freedoms that so richly rang From every mountain top I stretch my ear until I strain Still I can hear them not. The pledge we held so very dear I hardly recognize Our God who made all possible We've grossly put aside. In offense to the forefathers Some even dare to change That great time-honored document The one that bears their names. How long can we hope to stand On a foundation grown corrupt Indeed the blind now lead the blind We're headed for a bitter cup. And so I race to find a trace Of that America The one I knew and loved so well When I was growing up I'll not digress my search is true Land that I love, where are you? RETA PRUITT September 15, 2016

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Date: 9/4/2018 7:30:00 PM
I LOVE THIS POEM!! America is still here but we aren't trusting God as our founding Fathers did.
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Date: 9/15/2018 10:03:00 PM
Hi Don, "When Special People Touch Our Lives," such a special poem. I loved it very much. It's good to hear from you. I have to say with a sad heart that I miss how America was when I grew up. It wasn't perfect but it was positively a far cry from what it is today. I'm hoping the best for all of us, Reta.
Date: 7/2/2017 6:28:00 PM
Hi Reta. The America that we love is here within our hearts and it is up to we the people to make this country great. We are America. Each and every one of us. And that spirit starts with us and spreads it's wings across this great land. So, please, look no further than yourself and you will find America in your heart..... Robert.
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Date: 12/29/2016 2:20:00 PM
So true....America has slipped from it's tenets.....expressed beautifully. I hope in the near future you will be able to compose a new poem....America Revisited!
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Date: 9/16/2016 8:14:00 PM
Well said, Reta! Our country is in a downward spiral that is truly frightening. Great write! Blessings!
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Date: 9/19/2016 6:25:00 PM
Hello Kim...Life in America isn't what it use to be...instead of moving forward we're headed in the opposite direction. I'm thinking, it's about putting our faith in God and not in man...I think that's the only way forward.