I Believe In You-A Letter To America Poem by Curtis Johnson

I Believe In You-A Letter To America

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I Believe In You- A short letter to America
By Curtis Johnson

Dear America,

At times, I have doubted myself and questioned you
I have cried bitter tears over you, but never doubted you
The real you is not all that we see, or even all that we feel
My core beliefs sum up the real me, as is the case with you
Out of the core, true life flows, and your core has drawn masses from afar

When many of your people were denied their rights and forsaken,
I believed in you. When your sacred laws were broken, I still believed in you.
When people were sold as property and terror tolerated, though I was not here, I believe in you.
When a right is exercised and I disagree, I still believe in you.
When an intolerance is expressed, I am sad, but yet, I believe in you.
When your flag is burned or a church is bombed, I ache for you, and I continue to believe in you.
When I see you in the Preamble, I see ‘me’ in ‘we the people’, and I believe in you.
When I read and pledge allegiance to your flag, I see ‘under God’, and I believe in you.
When I read the address at Gettysburg about your government, it’s my government too.
“…This government of the people, for the people, and by the people shall not perish…”
This government is yours; it is theirs; it is ours, and I believe in you.

O America, there are endless reasons for believing in you, but I shall close with the last sentence from The Declaration of Independence. For therein lies a summary of how much our founding fathers believed in you. “And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”

O America, you are not a 'has been', and your purpose is not far spent. Therefore, I will not write you off nor give up on you. I shall always believe in you, and may God continue to richly bless you. May I and millions of others who have benefited from your blessings, be ever reliant upon Divine Provident(GOD) . And may we too pledge all.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: america,faith,loyalty
I love America, and my prayers are ever for her.
Roseann Shawiak 11 August 2015

Absolutely divine letter, Curtis! You have touched upon everything that is and stands for America and the American people. May God Bless you always! A sensational letter filled with belief and honor. Thank you for sharing it! RoseAnn

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Curtis Johnson 12 August 2015

Thank you Rose Ann for your kind words. May GBU. Curtis

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