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The Faces America Fears

Chana's the face of America Chana heralded from Iraq Chana came here with seven sons and a daughter ~ Everyone of them tough as a rock Sadam Hussein murdered her husband She and her children feared for their lives So they walked through the mountains toward Turkey ~ Their goal just to live and survive A thousand miles over rocky terrain Crying out from the depths of their pain Blistered feet torn to shreds nearly abandoned for dead ~ Living each moment in dread Chana made it alive to Chicago And here she and her family thrive For them it's a great place Their American dream they do chase free, without fear ~ America's face This country is great due to Chana And millions more just like her Who come here with naught but the shirt on their back-- From them ~ We have nothing to fear

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Date: 6/4/2018 5:42:00 PM
An important message indeed...well portrayed and conveyed... I like it...All the best Gershon
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 6/4/2018 5:54:00 PM
Thank you, thank you, Arturo. You know, I've taught and met almost 10,000 recent immigrants to the USA---every one with an unforgettable, inspirational story. Best wishes, Gershon