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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Say it for America

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The theme of my new book, Awakenings from Then 'til Now, is to Embrace the Past, Empower the Present, Enrich the Future. The rhymic character of the verses in this book is to add flair and flavor to what is sometimes considered dull reading. History by its very nature is extremely poignant, whether during times of sacrifice, hardships, war or peace.

Since its inception throughout the postings to Awakenings' blog, segments of poetry have connected the past to the present on into the future. Over the course of the next few weeks, a series of poems will be highlighted from the book.

The poem for today comes from chapter five, Synergy and Conflict, Twenty-First Century (2000Present). The focus is right after the turn of the new century.

Say It for America
The hope, faith, and courage on which our nation was founded are still alive today
as new challenges are faced in America and abroad.
While issues continue to revolve in a vicious circle,
their methods of resolution have now become of far greater concern.
The new era begins
Amid chaos and confusion
In the midst of despair
Is peace only a delusion?
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As we look back
To our history's plights
Are we engaged
In much similar plights?
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While not the fight for freedom
Knowing that campaign was won
But maintaining our freedom
Is the crusade now begun
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In our homeland
And across the sea
Are constant threats
Against liberty
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America values and beliefs
Are challenges of today
As a fight for home and dignity
Is steadily underway
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Maintaining values
While instilling beliefs
Remains in the arms
Of our armies and chiefs
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Whatever shall be said
Whatever that will be
Say it for America
In the name of liberty!
Connecting the past to the present...
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
—Winston Churchill (1874–1965)