Michele C. Messina Long

Rookie (May 7,1950 / St. Louis, MO)

Whatever It Takes - Poem by Michele C. Messina Long

I am an American
Woven by my heritage of many nations.

I don’t take up weapons to fight
I will stand steadfast to guard freedom.


My weapons of choice are my words of hope, acceptance, forgiveness,
Guiding us on a path to peace.

My America is not represented by our government.
My America is the men and women coming together in times of crisis.

Though you may destroy my material dwelling,
My true treasures reside within and go where I go.

If I fall, one more American will come
To carry the torch, lighting the way to Freedom for  All.


Comments about Whatever It Takes by Michele C. Messina Long

  • (11/23/2010 1:32:00 PM)


    Nice. I like. Good poem. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]