Happy In America

Rating: 4.9
I grew up in Africa,
I've been to Zanzibar
I've seen the great Rift Valley,
and it's western rim so far,
I've stood on Table Mountain
with Cape Town down below
A sight I'll long remember
and think about..although...

I'm happy in America,
America for me,
The land that flies the Stars and Stripes,
home of the brave and free
And should my memory wander
and hanker for old haunts
It's the notion of how much I'd lack
if I weren't here that daunts.

I was born in Oxford City
famed for mist and spire,
I know Scotland's Western Isles,
The land of Heart's Desire
I traveled to Bologna
to Napoli and Rome
But though I've loved them all at times,
I do not call them home.

There's no place quite like Rio
with Christ's statue so tall,
Few natural wonders impress
like Iguacu Water Fall.
New Zealand is so beautiful,
Australia's got a reef
With the most amazing creatures
in the waters underneath.

Oh! I spent time in London,
that's a city I have known,
I've crossed through France and taken
luncheon at Chalon sur Saône
I call the world my oyster
and round it I may whirl,
But when I'm done I'm headed back
to claim the greatest pearl.

I'm happy in America,
America for me,
The land that flies the Stars and Stripes,
home of the brave and free
And should I chance to wander
and take a final fling
Doubt not that I'll be back again,
America I sing.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: travel,usa
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COMMENTS
Hebert Logerie 04 June 2018
I like this poem. I like its style, the music in the background. The poet is a very good story teller. He has captured my poetic imagination.
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I like your wonderful comment which lifts my heart and encourages me to do better! Thank you
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Bharati Nayak 04 June 2018
- - - - - - -A sense of gratitude is overflowing in this poem for America, the country which attract people from different parts of the world for its prosperity; the freedom people enjoy here and the warmth with which they are taken in. A wonderful poem, thanks for sharing.
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A delightful response thank you!
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Bharati Nayak 04 June 2018
'm happy in America, America for me, The land that flies the Stars and Stripes, home of the brave and free And should I chance to wander and take a final fling Doubt not that I'll be back again, America I sing. (Part-1)
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Thank you. I am glad you like it Neil
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Muzahidul Reza 04 June 2018
People from different going in America enjoy happiness, good luck, thanks for the poem sharing here, You may like to read my poems
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Thank you very much for saying so. I will take a look at your poems.
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Harley White 04 June 2018
Well done! Again, your poem has a classic tone and touch...
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Thanks Harley, I am glad you liked it. Cheers, Neil
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Kim Barney 04 June 2018
Wonderful poem. Marvelous choice for poem of the day. Great soundtrack to go with it. Congratulations!
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Thank you Kim!
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Thank you for saying so!
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Robert Murray Smith 04 June 2018
Magnificienly crafted and imaged filled.++10
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Thank you for the comment!
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Akhtar Jawad 04 June 2018
Congrats! Travelling all over the world and settling in USA, remaining happy there, you have so nicely penned your feelings that a reader starts thinking what a place USA is. I think that's what you wanted from a reader
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Mahtab Bangalee 04 June 2018
o unstable traveling mind walk, march ahead and run more The earth is round after more you've to come your place- nice
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Thank you Mahtab. Thank you very much!
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Britte Ninad 04 June 2018
The traveling mind; the wanderer beautiful sight no hindrance is in guide to enjoy the happiest natural light over all the world you've traveled By rounding at the point of nostalgic great 10++++
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Thank you Britte, I so appreciate all the comments here, and yours which greets me this morning!
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Thank you Britte, for your kind remarks which greet me this morning!
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