G.R. Gaus

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Grew up in St. Louis, then lived on a farm in Western Missouri for 30 years. Married in 1977 we have three boys, my wife and I now live in Colorado where we are experimenting with retirement. more »

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Manifest Destiny Rides Again

We call ourselves Americans;
Have we erased the past?
Forgotten how this land was won?
Can't hear the distant blast?
Mighty cannon, shining gun,
Below; the setting sun.

We call ourselves Americans;
Destiny was our vow,
A legal word to burn and kill,
Ask not, the why or how,
Look back beyond the hill,
Blood for honors, spill.

We call ourselves Americans;
An ancient culture tossed,
Missionary's spread disease,
Entire tribes were lost,
Women, children to their knees,
A warrior's pride, was seized.

We call ourselves ...

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