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AMERICAN PAEAN

Time again, old bugler Too swiftly came this dawn Stand tall and blow the reveille Our mantle we must don Blow loud and true good sentry Comes soon a painful chore Let all folks by your bugling know We’re Blue and Gray once more! Beckon bugler, high and low Make all heed fast your plea Crackers, Bro’s, Homeboys too Must stand for liberty! And show old glory, raised on high Proud bolt, though sad its worth Besmirched of...

AMERICA’S ICON BALD EAGLE OR PHOENIX

America is at war I believe since JFK’s assassination. We’ve been under attack for 34yrs since G. Bush Sr said – New World Order; since Obama’s declaration about transforming America and quipping Pennsylvanians only cared about religion, guns and xenophobia; since Hillary with her basket of deplorables referencing Republicans, conservatives, patriots; since peaceful demonstrators(?) burning down cities; since...

Raised Right

I grew up in a lower middle-class suburb of LA that was mostly white. My formative years 6–13 were from 1952-1959 playing, schooling and learning about life. Every morning we stood in class reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, then sang  My Country ‘Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty, of Thee I Sing Land Where My Fathers Died, Land of the Pilgrim’s Pride From Every Mountain Side, Let Freedom Ring! This was the daily...