Wednesday, November 5, 2008

America the Beautiful!

On this day of joyous new hope in our new president-to-be, I found myself humming "America, the Beautiful". Then gradually these words inserted themselves as a new verse:

O beautiful for rainbow race
for multicolored skin
for outside differences of face
Americans within.
America! America!
where every voice is heard.
We pledge to heed
each anxious need
with deed and work and word!


Giggles said...

Perfect...I am elated for you!! For all Americans... For hope of an healthy United States. The world weeps with joy!

Big hugs

Leslie said...

Fantastic! I love the new verse! I share in your joy for a CHANGE in our country and I am so excited that Barack Obama is our next President of the United States!

I love your blog, words, thoughts and Art!
Thank you for sharing!

Lucy said...

excellent change Granny!
I'm with you on your enthusiasm!

Denise said...

What a wonderful post, I loved your verse changes, and I am glad you stopped by my blog so I could visit yours. It's been a wonderful visit and I look forward to more. Thank you so much for dropping by.

Rinkly Rimes said...

South Africa called itself the Rainbow Nation after apartheid. I always thought it was a lovely concept. But coffee-coloured is the term that attracts me now.

K. M. Walton said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a delightful blog here yourself. LOVE your new verse!

nonizamboni said...

Wonderful poem! I'm beside myself with joy over the Obama win.
p.s. I've been wondering where you've been...and did send you an e-mail. Glad you're fine!