America You’re Beautiful

     I am aware that it is election day. Thank God it will soon be over! But we have other things to thank God for, we should be thankful that we, as a nation have been given blessings in abundance, and that has allowed us to be a most caring, compassionate and generous people, both at home and around the world. That has become increasingly evident with the events surrounding Hurricane Sandy, last week. I wrote the following as a song back in 2008, I do believe that I’ve posted it here before, but I feel that it is appropriate at this time, both from the perspective of the hurricane and the election.

     May God bless us with the best man for the presidency during these trying times.

Jake.

Ps. Very few of the previously stated travel exploits are true, unless of course you take into consideration, the wonders of television..

America You’re Beautiful

I have seen the Rocky Mountains,

I’ve seen them from both sides.

I have seen, the Painted Desert,

and I’ve seen the Great Divide.

*

I have seen your majestic oceans,

in the east and in the west,

America, you’re beautiful,

and, we’ve been truly blessed.

*

I have seen the Gulf of Mexico,

I’ve seen, the Great Lakes too.

I have seen, the bear and eagle,

and I’ve been to Caribou.

*

I have seen the verdant forests,

of the vast Northwest.

America, you’re beautiful,

and, we’ve been truly blessed.

*

I have seen the Everglades,

I’ve seen the rocky coast, of Maine.

I have seen the Great Salt Lake,

and Seattle, in the rain.

*

 I have also, been atop,

of Mount McKinley‘s crest.

America, you’re beautiful,

and, we’ve been truly blessed.

*

 I’ve been down the Mississippi,

and across, the Chesapeake Bay.

I have crossed the gap, at Cumberland,

and the desert near Santa Fe.

*

I’ve seen those amber, waves of grain,

throughout the great Midwest.

America, you’re beautiful,

and, we’ve been truly blessed.

*

 But, I have seen the hurricane,

the blizzard, and the flood.

And, I’ve seen your people,

donate their money, food and blood.

*

Now, that’s what makes you special.

It’s your people at their best.

America, you’re beautiful,

and, we’ve been truly blessed.

*

Yes, America you’re beautiful,

and, we’ve been truly, blessed.

***

 Jack Downing

Nov. 2008

Copyright© Jack Downing, aka Jake @poemsandponderings.wordpress.com. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. JRD 11/6/12

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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3 Responses to America You’re Beautiful

  1. that gives a better attitude heading off to the polls then i had.. thanks 🙂

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