God bless the USA
God bless the USA…
(May-days poetry number four.)
Old Texas man told me once. We ain’t perfect, we sometimes, we don’t get along. But we walk on the dirt of the USA. We can decide our path and we can be somebody in the land of the free. You are a soldier and I was a soldier. I fought in the Korea dirt and I would do again. When you see our flag. It is honored by the lost of great men and women. Freedom cost a lot. New world had forgot. White men, black men and Native Americans had fought so our children can know freedom. Here in Texas. The flag is honored still.
“The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.”
I was a soldier and I am proud to be a United State citizen. I have stood with strong men and women. We were willingly to walk into hell, so our children could be free. I have lost many friends to war and I have cried tears for them. Freedom isn’t free. Many brave men and women gave everything for the red, white and blue.
I wish we could learn like a soldier’s know. We are one people and one world. They is color, no religion and no race in the military. We would stand next to our brother soldiers in the good days and the bad days. Us soldiers, we celebrate together, we pray together and we fought as one.
I was blessed by great mentor in the Army. I tried to be a mentor to the young soldiers. If a soldier was suffering. Needed money, need kind words, needed a friend. We would raise them up and show them. They did not walk alone. I wish my world would learn.
Every child is a blessing, freedom isn’t free and don’t give her away. Soldiers do not love war, they want a safe place for their children to live, they want a country. That understand. USA is the land of the free. We must seek equal ground. Where we can stand as one. One, in the goal that our children can be anyone and do anything without walls and barriers.
I know USA is struggling and I know. We will get-up and be stronger and wiser.