America is a Place

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about America and its melting pot roots

Submitted: March 27, 2017

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America Is a Place

 

America is a place

 

Where little children scramble up the library steps toward the childrens room

 

While still bars quickly fill with loud patrons during play -off season.

 

Where children and grandchildren of immigrants remember

 

Placing that memory into action

 

  By helping the newest arrivals acclimate.

 

It's Mahjong players at the edge of Chinatown

 

 With grandchildren scampering at their feet

 

It's holding onto the old culture while making it a permanent part of the new one.

 

Where “We the People” is more than a catch phrase

 

It and the rights that follow being ingrained into our hearts

 

  And the very breath of equality that lives

 

Above this soil.

 

Here there is justice and truth.

 

We believe that dreams do come true.

 

And our people have proven it over and over and over again.

Whether you come from the villages of Zimbabwe

 

Or the bustling cities of Hong Kong

 

Once you touch our soil

 

Swear your allegiance

 

You are ours

 

One of us

 

This gang of mixed up, muddled, loud, argumentative, patriotic, melting pot American misfits.

 

No matter how you look,

 

What challenges you face,

 

What caste you belonged to,

 

Here it doesn't matter

You are equal

 

We were once many.

 

Now as always we stand as one.


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