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America - The Promised Land

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From south of the border
So many come -
Families crossing the Rio Grande
With hopes and dreams of a better life.

Many arrested and detained
Families suddenly torn apart.
Children taken from their parents
To whom they cling.
Tears and cries
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: injustice,life
0500am,20 June 2018. The total length of the Mexico-United States border is 1,954 miles.The border spans six Mexican states and four U.S. states.There are 48 U.S.-Mexico border crossings with 330 ports of entry.As of today, there are 2,300 children who have been separated from their parents.
Michael Walker 07 August 2019
It is not good to separate children from parents-obviously. Are you referring specifically to Trump building a wall across the US-Mexico border?
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Darwin Henry Beuning 08 August 2019
Michael, No, I was not referring to the Wall, But, something must be done. They come with out stretched hands wanting a better life for themselves and family, but, what they receive is Death.
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Michael Walker 10 August 2019
A fair enough comment.
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Kim Barney 24 June 2018
Separating children from their families is the worst thing we could have done! How traumatic that must be for parents and children alike! Whose bright idea was that, anyway? Great poem, Hank!
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Darwin Henry Beuning 21 June 2018
0705am 21 June 2018. On Wednesday,20 June, President Trump signed an executive order allowing families to stay together during the review process. Thank you President Trump! ! !
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Darwin Henry Beuning 20 June 2018
suggest you also review my poem titled: State of the Union. The poem was written a few years ago, but, applies to this day.
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