Happy Birthday to America

Today’s our nation’s Birthday;
A nation built on many dreams.
And we’re reminded every day;
We won’t be ruled by Kings or Queens.

Our constitution calls solution
Maintaining freedom; liberty.
Reminding all Americans,
We’re meant to shine from sea to sea.

We celebrate the freedoms:
To be every bit of who we are.
And celebrate our faiths of heart:
Shining out like heaven’s stars.

We’re meant to be the beacon:
To the ones across all lands;
To say we’ve truth and honor;
And when needed, we’ll hold your hands.

We’re America and Apple Pie;
And just like Mama said:
That the red, white, blue means liberty;
And it’s why our flag’s not red.

We join in family bar-b-ques;
Marching in hometown parades;
While many share a smile
And George Cohen’s songs are played.

It’s more than cotton-candy,
With Pollyanna at the fair:
It’s the mark of our Forefathers
Changing life because they cared.

It’s lit sparklers in our backyards,
While watching children ‘neath the moon;
While they spark like rockets own red glare:
We must remember that, and soon.

We’re celebrating what it means

To hold the master key;
And forge our lives as we see fit,
With true equality.

We chose to birth this nation
With a democratic law:
A Republic, understanding,
That justice is for all.

We open arms to others,
When they’re desperate and afraid;
Because it is America–
Where dreams are to be made.

It’s not only our Birthday;
Its what we’re birthed to be:
A land that welcomes everyone;
Not just you and me.

Happy Birthday to America!
We stand proud to a part:
Of the dreams our Framers dreamed of
And what their written words impart.

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About Robin Clark (25 Articles)
Robin, born in Talent Oregon, now resides in Bellevue, a community outside of Seattle Washington. She is a published poet, OP-ED writer and Children's story author. She is currently in partnership with a composer who has asked her to write the book for his next musical. She is also being courted by assorted Directors to write a stage play and her dream is to leave a legacy in words, where you come to realize anything is possible.