Joseph Anderson

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'America, America' - Poem by Joseph Anderson

Sing out! sing out! America,
''Sweet land of liberty;
Tell how we chased the red man
''From sea to shining sea''.

Be proud, stand tall America,
''Home of the free and brave'';
Ignore that angry black man,
Ancestored from a slave.

Sing out! ''This land is your land,
It was made for you and me'',
While toiling tenant farmers
Reside in poverty.

And sing about our many wars,
With them we must abide;
But tell the loyal citizens,
God was always on their side.

Corruption and intolerance
Defies our rule of law.
''America! America!
''God mend thine every flaw''.

Comments about 'America, America' by Joseph Anderson

  • (4/28/2018 8:21:00 PM)

    Wow, what stark reminder of things gone wrong. I can only hope that these egregious actions will be overshadowed by our goodness in word and deed. What a great poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Adeline Foster (4/20/2012 4:01:00 PM)

    Hey: That's saying it like it really is. Read mine - Time for Another -
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  • (2/22/2011 11:08:00 AM)

    This is a marvelous poem... very instructive. You might be interested in 'The Red Indian'. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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